un·​der·​fur | \ ˈən-dər-ˌfər How to pronounce underfur (audio) \

Definition of underfur

: an undercoat of fur especially when thick and soft

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Recent Examples on the Web The visitor center and gift shop are in a historic Matanuska Colony barn where visitors can purchase garments woven from qiviut, the underfur that combed from the musk ox. Bob Hallinen, Anchorage Daily News, "Musk ox mothers and newborns get acquainted in Palmer," 4 May 2018

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Underfur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underfur. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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