HyperDic: lemming

English > 1 sense of the word lemming:
NOUNanimallemmingany of various short-tailed furry-footed rodents of circumpolar distribution
lemming > pronunciation
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > lemming: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningAny of various short-tailed furry-footed rodents of circumpolar distribution.
Member ofCricetidae, family CricetidaeMostly small New World rodents including New World mice and lemmings and voles and hamsters
NarrowerEuropean lemming, Lemmus lemmusnotable for mass migrations even into the sea where many drown
brown lemming, Lemmus trimucronatusOf northwestern Canada and Alaska
grey lemming, gray lemming, red-backed lemmingOld World lemming
northern bog lemming, Synaptomys borealisOf wet alpine and subalpine meadows of Canada and Alaska
pied lemmingNorth American lemming having a white winter coat and some claws much enlarged
southern bog lemming, Synaptomys cooperiOf low bogs and meadows of northeastern and central United States and southern Canada
Broaderrodent, gnawerrelatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
Spanishleming, lemmini
Catalanleming, lèmming

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