sweet marten

sweet marten

noun
the European pine marten, Martes martes : trapped for its fur and now greatly reduced in number.

Origin:
1780–90

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sweet marten
 
n
a name for the pine marten, referring to the fact that its scent glands produce a less offensive scent marker than that of the polecat (the foul marten or foumart)

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