See also: Marten and Mårten

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From Middle English martren, martryn, from Old French martrine (marten fur), from Old Dutch *marthrīn (of marten fur), from *marthar (marten). Displaced Old English mearþ, from Proto-Germanic *marþuz.

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marten (plural martens)

Stuffed European pine marten.
  1. Any carnivorous mammal of the genus Martes in the family Mustelidae.
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marten (plural martens)

  1. Archaic form of martin (the bird)
    • 1829, Magazine of Natural History, volume 1, page 402:
      Towards the end of the month, swallows and house martens congregate, and are often seen resting on the ridges or sloping roofs of buildings.

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