marmot

Definitions of marmot
  1. noun
    stocky coarse-furred burrowing rodent with a short bushy tail found throughout the northern hemisphere; hibernates in winter
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    types:
    Marmota monax, groundhog, woodchuck
    reddish brown North American marmot
    Marmota caligata, hoary marmot, whistler, whistling marmot
    large North American mountain marmot
    Marmota flaviventris, rockchuck, yellowbelly marmot
    heavy-bodied yellowish-brown marmot of rocky areas of western North America
    type of:
    gnawer, rodent
    relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
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