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Meaning of LEMMING

Pronunciation:  'leming

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of various short-tailed furry-footed rodents of circumpolar distribution

LEMMING is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 See Also: brown lemming, Cricetidae, European lemming, family Cricetidae, gnawer, gnawing animal, gray lemming, Lemmus lemmus, Lemmus trimucronatus, northern bog lemming, pied lemming, red-backed lemming, rodent, southern bog lemming, Synaptomys borealis, Synaptomys cooperi



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lem"ming\ (l[e^]m"m[i^]ng), n. [Nor. lemming, lemende;
cf. Sw. lemel, Lapp. lummik.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of several species of small arctic rodents of the
genera {Myodes} and {Cuniculus}, resembling the meadow mice
in form. They are found in both hemispheres.

Note: The common Northern European lemming ({Myodes lemmus})
      is remarkable for making occasional devastating
      migrations in enormous numbers from the mountains into
      the lowlands.