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Marmot vs. Woodchuck

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The main difference between Marmot and Woodchuck is that the Marmot is a genus of mammals and Woodchuck is a species of mammal

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  • Marmot (noun)

    Any of several large ground-dwelling rodents of the genera Marmota and Cynomys in the squirrel family.

  • Woodchuck (noun)

    A rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots, noshow=1.

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  • Marmot (noun)

    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.

  • Marmot (noun)

    Any one of several species of ground squirrels or gophers of the genus Spermophilus; also, the prairie dog.

  • Woodchuck (noun)

    A common large North American marmot (Arctomys monax). It is usually reddish brown, more or less grizzled with gray. It makes extensive burrows, and is often injurious to growing crops. Called also ground hog.

  • Woodchuck (noun)

    The yaffle, or green woodpecker.

Webster Dictionary
  • Marmot (noun)

    stocky coarse-furred burrowing rodent with a short bushy tail found throughout the northern hemisphere; hibernates in winter

  • Woodchuck (noun)

    reddish brown North American marmot

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