Recent Examples of taxidermy from the Web
Ferenc Mere was at the top of his game, taxidermy-wise.
The husband already has his man cave: a garage that holds everything from multiple TVs to a taxidermy shark.
The two men delivered the big cat to a taxidermy shop and were waiting outside when wildlife agents caught up to them and quizzed them about the empty trap.
Once the taxidermy is set up and artists escorted out, the doors to the exhibit hall are closed.
It is made from the taxidermy head of a monkey and the rear of a fish.
The taxidermy, deadstock glassware, vintage vinyl, and fireplace could read kitschy, but somehow work.
Inappropriate contents, too: roots, tatty taxidermy.
On Jan. 9, according to the complaint, conservation officers executed search warrants at Marana’s and Kottom’s homes, as well as at a taxidermy shop.
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Origin and Etymology of taxidermy
tax- + derm- + 2-y
First Known Use: 1820See Words from the same year
TAXIDERMY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of taxidermy for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of taxidermy for Students
: the practice or job of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals
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