Marten

Definition of Marten

Mar´ten   Pronunciation: mär´tĕn
n.1.(Zool.) A bird. See Martin.
1.(Zool.) Any one of several fur-bearing carnivores of the genus Martes (formerly Mustela), closely allied to the sable. Among the more important species are the European beech marten or stone marten (Martes foina); the pine marten (Martes martes); and the American marten, or sable (Martes Americana), which some Zoologists consider only a variety of the Russian sable.
2.The fur of the marten, used for hats, muffs, etc.

Related Words

American marten, American sable, beech marten, black cat, Charronia flavigula, fisher, fisher cat, genus Martes, marten cat, Martes, Martes americana, Martes foina, Martes martes, Martes pennanti, Martes zibellina, mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal, pekan, pine marten, sable, stone marten, yellow-throated marten
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