Pronunciation: (mär'tn), [key]
—pl. -tens, (esp. collectively) -ten.
1. any of several slender, chiefly arboreal carnivores of the genus Martes, of northern forests, having a long, glossy coat and bushy tail.
2. the fur of such an animal, generally a dark brown.
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