pelage


pel·age

noun \ˈpe-lij\

Definition of PELAGE

:  the hairy covering of a mammal

Examples of PELAGE

  1. <color variation in the snow leopard's pelage>

Origin of PELAGE

French, from Middle French, from poil hair, from Old French peil, from Latin pilus
First Known Use: circa 1828

Related to PELAGE

pel·age

noun \ˈpel-ij\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PELAGE

: the hairy covering of a mammal

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