taxidermy


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

tax·i·der·my

 (tăk′sĭ-dûr′mē)
n.
The art or operation of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of dead animals for exhibition in a lifelike state.

tax′i·der′mal, tax′i·der′mic adj.
tax′i·der′mist n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

taxidermy

(ˈtæksɪˌdɜːmɪ)
n
(Professions) the art or process of preparing, stuffing, and mounting animal skins so that they have a lifelike appearance
[C19: from Greek taxis arrangement + -dermy, from Greek derma skin]
ˌtaxiˈdermal, ˌtaxiˈdermic adj
ˈtaxiˌdermist n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

tax•i•der•my

(ˈtæk sɪˌdɜr mi)

n.
the art of preparing, preserving, and stuffing the skins of animals and mounting them in lifelike form.
[1810–20; < Greek táxi(s) arranging (see taxis1) + dérm(a) skin + -y3]
tax`i•der′mal, tax`i•der′mic, adj.
tax′i•der`mist, n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

taxidermy

- The stuffing of dead animals.
See also related terms for stuffing.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

taxidermy

the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals so that they appear lifelike. — taxidermist, n.
See also: Animals
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taxidermy - the art of mounting the skins of animals so that they have lifelike appearancetaxidermy - the art of mounting the skins of animals so that they have lifelike appearance
artistry, prowess, art - a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
تَحْنيط الحَيَوان
taxidermie
állatkitömés
uppstoppun dÿra
iškamšų darymasiškamšų meistras
taksidermija, putnu vai zvēru izbāšana
taxidermia
hayvan doldurma

taxidermy

[ˈtæksɪdɜːmɪ] Ntaxidermia f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

taxidermy

[ˈtæksidɜːrmi] ntaxidermie ftaxi driver nchauffeur mf de taxi
She's a taxi driver → Elle est chauffeur de taxi., Elle est chauffeuse de taxi.taxi fare nprix m de la course
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

taxidermy

nTaxidermie f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

taxidermy

[ˈtæksɪˈdɜːmɪ] ntassidermia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

taxidermy

(ˈtӕksidəːmi) noun
the art of preparing and stuffing the skins of animals etc.
ˈtaxidermist noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
But whatever you began with him, the talk went back to taxidermy. There was the depot, of course; I often went down to see the night train come in, and afterward sat awhile with the disconsolate telegrapher who was always hoping to be transferred to Omaha or Denver, `where there was some life.' He was sure to bring out his pictures of actresses and dancers.
About six tattered school-books, and a few chemical books, Taxidermy, Stanley on Birds, and an odd volume of Bewick, the latter in much better preservation, occupied the top shelves.
Two slight Italian greyhounds dance around the house, while another is mounted on the wall." I don't have a problem decorating my house with taxidermy; I think it's beautiful," says Resleure, who sits on a chaise lounge, stroking a dog's ear.
"When I think this hide room's smelling good, people don't always agree with me," says the 36-year-old Wisely, who bought Adams Taxidermy on the old Franklin Boulevard, just east of Interstate 5, in 1995.
BIG-GAME TAXIDERMY: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO DEER, ANTELOPE, AND ELK covers everything from skinning the animal to using large-size models, preserving the skin, pre-mounting procedures, and sealing and mounting them on plaques.
From the review of the book in KLIATT, May 2006: "Young Ivy, the protagonist and narrator, is part of a lineage of children who obsessively love their mothers, and since they have taxidermy skills ...
The WCB will now insure: outside window cleaning; aviation and air transport services; exploration and prospecting, archeological, environmental, geological, geophysical or mapping services; mushroom plants; taxidermy; testing laboratories; land surveying; landscape architecture and design, landscaping and yard maintenance; and property management.
Sections describe taxidermy and profile several taxidermists and artists who have worked on the dioramas.
Each of these began life as a stock molded-foam mule deer (a breed native to the area) of the sort available from taxidermy suppliers.
With the onslaught of resin deer heads and egg lamps, the world of taxidermy has found an animal-friendly solution that is at once in tune with conservancy experts and witty designers.
Amy Ritchie, 17, of Midland, N.C., would rather be in her shop practicing taxidermy. Last summer, she won a first-place award at the National Taxidermist Association's championships in Louisville, Ky.