pelage

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noun pel·age \ˈpe-lij\

Definition of pelage

  1. :  the hairy covering of a mammal

Examples of pelage in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of pelage

French, from Middle French, from poil hair, from Old French peil, from Latin pilus


First Known Use: 1734


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pelage

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noun pel·age \ˈpel-ij\

Medical Definition of pelage

  1. :  the hairy covering of a mammal


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