beech marten

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beech marten


[Translation of French hêtrière, from hêtre, beech (forests of which are favored by stone martens).]
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beech marten

n
(Animals) another name for stone marten
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Noun1.beech marten - Eurasian marten having a brown coat with pale breast and throatbeech marten - Eurasian marten having a brown coat with pale breast and throat
marten, marten cat - agile slender-bodied arboreal mustelids somewhat larger than weasels
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