(||Mar*su"pi*um) n.; pl. Marsupia [L., a pouch], (Anat. & Zoöl.) (a) The pouch, formed by
a fold of the skin of the abdomen, in which marsupials carry their young; also, a pouch for similar use in
other animals, as certain Crustacea. (b) The pecten in the eye of birds and reptiles. See Pecten.
(Mart) n. [Contr. fr. market.]
1. A market.
Where has commerce such a mart . . . as London ?Cowper.
2. A bargain. [Obs.] Shak.
(Mart), v. t. To buy or sell in, or as in, a mart. [Obs.]
To sell and mart your officer for goldShak.
(Mart), v. t. To traffic. [Obs.] Shak.
(Mart), n. [See Mars.]
1. The god Mars. [Obs.]
2. Battle; contest. [Obs.] Fairfax.
(Mar"ta*gon) n. [Cf. F. & Sp. martagon, It. martagone.] (Bot.) A lily (Lilium Martagon)
with purplish red flowers, found in Europe and Asia.
(Mar"tel) v. i. [F. marteler, fr. martel, marteau, hammer, a dim. fr. L. martulus, marculus,
dim. of marcus hammer. Cf. March to step.] To make a blow with, or as with, a hammer. [Obs.]
Martel de fer
(||Mar`tel` de fer") [OF., hammer of iron.] A weapon resembling a hammer, often having
one side of the head pointed; used by horsemen in the Middle Ages to break armor. Fairholt.
(Mar"te*line) n. [F.] A small hammer used by marble workers and sculptors.
(Mar*tel"lo tow`er) [It. martello hammer. The name was orig. given to towers erected
on the coasts of Sicily and Sardinia for protection against the pirates in the time of Charles the Fifth,
which prob. orig. contained an alarm bell to be struck with a hammer. See Martel.] (Fort.) A building
of masonry, generally circular, usually erected on the seacoast, with a gun on the summit mounted on a
traversing platform, so as to be fired in any direction.
The English borrowed the name of the tower from Corsica in 1794.
(Mar"ten) n. (Zoöl.) A bird. See Martin.
(Mar"ten), n. [From older martern, marter, martre, F. martre, marte, LL. martures fr. L.
martes; akin to AS. mearð, meard, G. marder, OHG. mardar, Icel. mörðr. Cf. Foumart.]
1. (Zoöl.) Any one of several fur-bearing carnivores of the genus Mustela, closely allied to the sable.
Among the more important species are the European beech, or stone, marten (Mustela foina); the pine
marten (M. martes); and the American marten, or sable which some zoölogists consider only a variety of
the Russian sable.
2. The fur of the marten, used for hats, muffs, etc.
(Mar"tern) n. (Zoöl.) Same as Marten. [Obs.]