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Definition of furred

1 : lined, trimmed, or faced with fur
2 : coated as if with fur specifically : having a coating consisting chiefly of mucus and dead epithelial cells a furred tongue
3 : bearing or wearing fur
4 : provided with furring furred wall

Examples of furred in a Sentence

a girl who loves all furred animals, from hamsters to bears
Recent Examples on the Web The hybrid is a short-furred bear that is more adept at handling hot temperatures than the grizzly. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 1 June 2022 Doosan Digital Innovation is selling NFTs of the team's players and blue-furred bear mascot. Brian Jackson, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 The moth was female, her furred body already heavy with eggs. Jackie Polzin, Star Tribune, 6 July 2021 News reports showed photographs of Lady Gaga’s bodyguard picking up the black-furred dog at the Hollywood Police station. Washington Post, 26 Feb. 2021 The ranch manages its lands for all its furred and feathered inhabitants, wild and domestic, that aren’t predators. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Oct. 2020 Winter, an 8-year-old white-furred cat with blue-green eyes, lived with her elderly owner. Kara Scannell, CNN, 12 May 2020 But researchers report in a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday that the swamp wallaby, a small, dark-furred creature, has an even more peculiar way of doing things. Veronique Greenwood, New York Times, 2 Mar. 2020 Information on the dark-furred rodents is limited because, contrary to popular belief, black squirrels aren’t a unique species. Benjamin Peters, cleveland.com, 11 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of furred

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for furred

Middle English

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“Furred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furred. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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Medical Definition of furred

: having a coating consisting chiefly of mucus and dead epithelial cells a furred tongue

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