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hoary marmot

noun
1.
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
1775-1785
1775-85
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  • 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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