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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

Full Definition of taxidermy

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

taxi·der·mic play \ˌtak-sə-ˈdər-mik\ adjective
taxi·der·mist play \ˈtak-sə-ˌdər-mist\ noun

Origin 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

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





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