Recent Examples of taxidermy from the Web
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.
The taxidermy and old-school dioramas of natural history museums often seem stuck in time.
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Origin and Etymology of taxidermy
tax- + derm- + 2-y
First Known Use: 1820
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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