Definition of European lemming

1. Noun. Notable for mass migrations even into the sea where many drown.

Exact synonyms: Lemmus Lemmus
Generic synonyms: Lemming
Group relationships: Genus Lemmus, Lemmus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of European Lemming

European gallinule
European garden spider
European garden spiders
European goatsucker
European hackberry
European hake
European hare
European hares
European honeysuckle
European hop
European hornbeam
European hornbeams
European house cricket
European ladies' tresses
European larch
European lemming
European lobster
European magpie
European mink
European minks
European miracle
European mistletoe
European mountain ash
European nation
European nightjar
European nut pine
European nuthatch
European olive tree
European option
European options

Literary usage of European lemming

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1. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1917)
"Lemmings live in shallow burrows dug in the dry parts of swampy ground, under stones or in the peaty soil. The european lemming is the bestknown species 212 ..."

2. The Animals of North America by Henry Beaumont Small (1864)
"... differs from the european lemming only in habits, by not migrating in bodies. This may be accounted for by some peculiarity in the soil; and its stock ..."

3. The Fur Traders and Fur Bearing Animals by Marcus Petersen (1914)
"... but the feet and the small claws are white, and there are white patches on the cheeks and throat and also on the fore-legs. The european lemming ..."

4. The Fur Traders and Fur Bearing Animals by Marcus Petersen (1914)
"... but the feet and the small claws are white, and there are white patches on the cheeks and throat and also on the fore-legs. The european lemming ..."

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