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1. The coat of a mammal, consisting of hair, fur, or wool, as distinct from bare skin.
2. Something that resembles the coat of a mammal: "The hardwoods were a soft pale green in the dark pelage of the conifers" (Peter Matthiessen).
[French, from Old French, from peil, pel, hair, from Latin pilus.]
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(Textiles) the coat of a mammal, consisting of hair, wool, fur, etc
[C19: via French from Old French pel animal's coat, from Latin pilus hair]
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the hair, fur, wool, or other soft covering of a mammal.
pe•la•gi•al (pəˈleɪ dʒi əl) adj.
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pelage- The fur, hair, wool, etc. of a mammal.
See also related terms for mammal.
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Pelageterm for the fur, hair, or wool of wild animals, collectively. 1828.
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|Noun||1.||pelage - growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal|
mammal, mammalian - any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
fur - dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)
hair - a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
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