Definition of marmot :
1. Any one of several species of ground squirrels or gophers of the genus Spermophilus; also, the prairie dog.
2. Any rodent of the genus Arctomys. The common European marmot ( A. marmotta) is about the size of a rabbit, and inhabits the higher regions of the Alps and Pyrenees. The bobac is another European species. The common American species ( A. monax) is the woodchuck.
mammal (part of speech: noun)
fox, hippopotamus, camel, cavy, ibex, donkey, llama, hamster, hare, otter, antelope, wolf, sheep, echidna, rhinoceros, mule, koala, dog, hog, mongoose, squirrel, raccoon, horse, dingo, burro, hyena, wallaby, panda, coyote, elephant, caribou, opossum, lion, leopard, gazelle, mole, cow, puma, polecat, mouse, arctic fox, cat, ox, zebra, jaguar, pig, weasel, lynx, giraffe, gopher, porcupine, stag, camelopard, bobcat, ermine, panther, ocelot, deer, chipmunk, bison, alpaca, goat, cheetah, wombat, sable, yak, kangaroo, rabbit, buffalo, swine, stoat, mink, shrew, skunk, cougar, ferret, hedgehog, possum, beaver, gnu, bear, tiger, dromedary, sloth, platypus, moose, chinchilla, jackal, reindeer, rat, lemming, elk, ass
- The latter was a fearful alternative, as they knew they could not pass the marmot hillocks in the darkness without losing time and encountering danger. - "The Boy Hunters", Captain Mayne Reid.
- Every step brought them some new object to gaze upon with loving admiration; now the gaunt spurs of some noble pine that had thrust his gnarled roots into the crevices of rock to look down in safety on the torrent roaring far below him, and now the track of a chamois, or the bright black eyes of some little marmot peering from his burrow on the side of a sunny bank, and whistling a quick alarm to his comrades at their play. - "Julian Home", Dean Frederic W. Farrar.
- Marmot- like or Maronite- like- but soft you know! - "The Book of Khalid", Ameen Rihani.