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     A bird. See Martin.  [1913 Webster]
martenn. [From older martern, marter, martre, F. martre, marte, LL. martures (pl.), fr. L. martes; akin to AS. mear, meard, G. marder, OHG. mardar, Icel. mör. Cf. Foumart.].
  •  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 zoölogists consider only a variety of the Russian sable.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The fur of the marten, used for hats, muffs, etc.  [1913 Webster]


marten, n. any weasel-like carnivore of the genus Martes, having valuable fur.

ME f. MDu. martren f. OF (peau) martrine marten (fur) f. martre f. WG

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