pelage

noun pel·age \ ˈpe-lij \

Definition of pelage

: 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

pelage Synonyms

Synonyms
coat, fleece, hair, jacket, fur, pile, wool
Related Words
undercoat, underfur; hide, leather, pelt, skin

Medical Dictionary

pelage

noun pel·age \ ˈpel-ij \

medical Definition of pelage

: the hairy covering of a mammal

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