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taxidermy

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noun taxi·der·my \ˈtak-sə-ˌdər-mē\

Simple Definition of taxidermy

  • : the skill, activity, or job of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of dead animals so that they look like they did when they were alive

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of taxidermy

  1. :  the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals and especially vertebrates

taxidermic

play \ˌtak-sə-ˈdər-mik\ adjective

taxidermist

play \ˈtak-sə-ˌdər-mist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of taxidermy

tax- + derm- + 2-y


First Known Use: 1820


TAXIDERMY Defined for Kids

taxidermy

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noun taxi·der·my \ˈtak-sə-ˌdər-mē\

Definition of taxidermy for Students

  1. :  the practice or job of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals




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