Definition of stone marten in English:

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stone marten

noun

A Eurasian marten that has chocolate-brown fur with a white throat. Also called beech marten.
  • Martes foina, family Mustelidae
Example sentences
  • Weather and punishing terrain restricted our movements much beyond Tahawndam, but we had already found three large mammal species not previously known to live in Myanmar: blue sheep, black muntjac (barking deer), and stone marten.
  • In both Europe and Australia, bat lyssaviruses seem to be maintained only in indigenous bat populations, although European bat lyssavirus has been detected in a few sheep and in a stone marten, which is an arboreal mammal.
  • The stone marten is native on the Adriatic islands, and the small Indian civet has been introduced to Ngazidja.

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Syllabification: stone mar·ten

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