marmot

Part of speech: noun

A stout, short- tailed, burrowing rodent.

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Usage examples "marmot":

  1. Travellers and sportsmen often meet with this marmot, and speak of its sitting up in groups, and suddenly disappearing into its burrows. - "Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon", Robert A. Sterndale.
  2. There is a beautifully drawn and coloured plate of this marmot in the work from which I have just quoted; also of A. Himalayanus and A. caudatus. - "Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon", Robert A. Sterndale.
  3. The marmot too, popularly known as the woodchuck, was to be seen on sunny days sitting up upon its haunches at holes in the hill- side. - "Toronto of Old", Henry Scadding.