pelage

noun
pel·​age | \ ˈpe-lij How to pronounce pelage (audio) \

Definition of pelage

: the hairy covering of a mammal

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Examples of pelage in a Sentence

color variation in the snow leopard's pelage
Recent Examples on the Web Some exhibit a pale gray pelage similar to western coyotes, but others are blond, red, and even black. Popular Science, 12 Mar. 2021 Some exhibit a pale gray pelage similar to western coyotes, but others are blond, red, and even black. Popular Science, 12 Mar. 2021 Some exhibit a pale gray pelage similar to western coyotes, but others are blond, red, and even black. Popular Science, 12 Mar. 2021 Some exhibit a pale gray pelage similar to western coyotes, but others are blond, red, and even black. Popular Science, 12 Mar. 2021 Some exhibit a pale gray pelage similar to western coyotes, but others are blond, red, and even black. Popular Science, 12 Mar. 2021 Some exhibit a pale gray pelage similar to western coyotes, but others are blond, red, and even black. Popular Science, 12 Mar. 2021 Some exhibit a pale gray pelage similar to western coyotes, but others are blond, red, and even black. Popular Science, 12 Mar. 2021 Some exhibit a pale gray pelage similar to western coyotes, but others are blond, red, and even black. Popular Science, 12 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of pelage

1734, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pelage

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

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“Pelage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pelage. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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pelage

noun
pel·​age | \ ˈpel-ij How to pronounce pelage (audio) \

Medical Definition of pelage

: the hairy covering of a mammal

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