Any rodent of the genus Marmota (formerly Arctomys) of the subfamily Sciurinae. The common European marmot (Marmota marmotta) is about the size of a rabbit, and inhabits the higher regions of the Alps and Pyrenees. The bobac is another European species. The common American species (Marmota monax) is the woodchuck (also called groundhog), but the name marmot is usually used only for the western variety.
Any one of several species of ground squirrels or gophers of the genus Spermophilus; also, the prairie dog.
(mar-mot) any of the 14 species of the genus Marmota, rodents distinguished by stout bodies and short legs. All right, so they also have very small ears, but we identify with marmots because of their adventurousness, tendency to dwell in the mountains, and love of a good time. How many other animals kiss and lounge in the sun