hoary marmot

noun
a large marmot, Marmota caligata, living in mountainous areas of Siberia and northwestern North America and having a heavy, yellow-gray body, short black limbs, and black and white head and shoulders.

Origin:
1775–85

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hoary marmot

noun
large North American mountain marmot 
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Example sentences
The hoary marmot family on its home ledge is complete in its natural setting.
The shrill whistle of hoary marmot is a common sound in the area.
That's a hoary marmot, one of the meadow residents that's easy to see during the summer months.
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