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mar·mot

(mar'mot),
A woodchuck or groundhog; a hibernating rodent that may serve as reservoir host of plague bacillus in North America.
[Fr. marmotte]

marmot

a member of the squirrel family Sciuridae, but heavy-set, burrowing animals, about 2 ft long and weighing 12 lb. Herbivorous and diurnal, they are remarkably agile. Red-gray in color with fine fur and a short tail. Inhabit very cold or high-altitude areas. Related to ground-hog. Called also Marmota spp., woodchuck.
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