taxidermy

noun
taxi·​der·​my | \ ˈtak-sə-ˌdər-mē How to pronounce taxidermy (audio) \

Definition of taxidermy

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

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Other Words from taxidermy

taxidermic \ ˌtak-​sə-​ˈdər-​mik How to pronounce taxidermic (audio) \ adjective
taxidermist \ ˈtak-​sə-​ˌdər-​mist How to pronounce taxidermist (audio) \ noun

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The Carters have also disabled the Facebook page, Instagram page and website for their taxidermy company. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "Teen Reportedly Disowns Her Dad After Photo of Him Kissing Wife Next to Dead Lion Goes Viral," 18 July 2019 In Anchorage, the library lends out taxidermy items, including bear and wolf fur, apparently popular in Boy Scout ceremonies. Martin Wolk, latimes.com, "Why Susan Orlean sees a bright future for public libraries," 20 June 2019 Jessa-Lynn’s father kills himself in his taxidermy workshop, leaving her to care for his struggling business and her family member's demands. Elena Nicolaou, refinery29.com, "35 Outstanding LGBTQ+ Books Of 2019," 7 June 2019 The perfumer cites Maurizio Cattlelan as an influence; the slight animalistic whiff is presumably a nod to the Italian artist’s controversial taxidermy installations. Chioma Nnadi, Vogue, "A New Series of Art World Perfumes Is Challenging What It Means to Smell Good," 24 May 2019 Hanging directly above the bar is Hirst’s Here for a Good Time, Not a Long Time (2018), which includes one vitrine of a marlin skeleton, and another with a taxidermy marlin. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Damien Hirst Designs the World’s Most Expensive Hotel Suite in Las Vegas," 4 Mar. 2019 The sticks that protrude are enclosed in glass bell jars, a cheeky allusion to taxidermy displays. Catherine Romano, WSJ, "5 Pet Homes That Humans Will Envy," 26 Oct. 2018 Translators and gun babysitters Though China Hunting Show attendees were intrigued by the booths and taxidermy displays— including a polar bear—very few of the 85 outfitters made any bookings at all during the four-day event. Laurel Chor, Quartz, "Western hunting outfitters think China is the future of the market," 8 July 2019 The former co-op is in the process of dispersing a large taxidermy collection that Hennessey amassed using co-op money. Mikkel Pates, Twin Cities, "Former Minnesota elevator manager, who lived lavish lifestyle, sentenced for embezzlement of millions," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of taxidermy

1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for taxidermy

tax- + derm- + -y entry 2

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taxidermy

noun

English Language Learners 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

taxidermy

noun
taxi·​der·​my | \ ˈtak-sə-ˌdər-mē How to pronounce taxidermy (audio) \

Kids Definition of taxidermy

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

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