American sable

valued for its fur
Hypernyms: ↑marten, ↑marten cat

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Usage: usually capitalized A
: a pine marten (Martes americana) or its fur — compare siberian sable

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1. the pine marten, Martes americana, of the U.S. and Canada.
2. the fur of this animal.

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American sable,
= American marten. (Cf.American marten)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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