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lem·ming

lemming

 
pronunciation:
le mIng
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part of speech: noun
definition: a very small mammal that looks like a mouse with a short tail. Lemmings are rodents that live in the far northern parts of Europe, Asia, and North America. Some kinds of lemmings migrate in groups if their population gets very large. Migrating lemmings may drown in bodies of water.
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  mammal, rodent