Definition of Pelage

1. Noun. Growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal.

Exact synonyms: Coat
Group relationships: Mammal, Mammalian
Specialized synonyms: Fur, Fleece, Wool
Generic synonyms: Hair



Definition of Pelage

1. n. The covering, or coat, of a mammal, whether of wool, fur, or hair.

Definition of Pelage

1. Noun. fur, or any other form of the coat of a mammal collectively ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pelage

1. the coat or covering of a mammal [n -S] : PELAGIAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Pelage

1. The covering, or coat, of a mammal, whether of wool, fur, or hair. Origin: F. Pelage, fr. L. Pilus hair. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pelage

pekans
pekepoo
pekepoos
pekes
pekid
pekin
pekins
pekoe
pekoes
pekoite
pekovite
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pelB
pela
pelade
pelage (current term)
pelages
pelagial
pelagian
pelagianism
pelagians
pelagic
pelagic bird
pelagic zone
pelagically
pelagics
pelagophyte
pelargonaldehyde
pelargonic
pelargonic acid

Literary usage of Pelage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1901)
"to a full long-haired pelage of bright yellow buff, brightest oil the rump and dusky on the head, ... This I consider to be the regular first winter pelage. ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1890)
"wise characteristic is the color of the pelage, a pale gray, almost white, passing into dun on the head and neck, and blending i? sibly on the flanks with ..."

3. Campfires on Desert and Lava by William Temple Hornaday (1908)
"... of a New Form—Colours— Size—The Feet—The pelage—The Horns, Skull and Teeth- Habits—Geographical Distribution in Mexico—Summary of Facts and Conclusions. ..."

4. Fleurs-de-lys: A Book of French Poetry Freely Tr. Into English Verse by Wilfrid Charles Thorley (1920)
"JULIEN-AUGUSTE-pelage BRIZEUX (1803-1858) 145. THE NEST THIS eve I left the flocks to stray and crop the grass with no one by Because she so desired a nest, ..."

5. Fleurs-de-lys: A Book of French Poetry Freely Tr. Into English Verse by Wilfrid Charles Thorley (1920)
"... tire That watch sails fill, and waves like hounds that bay, In the deep trance of my Colossal stare. JULIEN-AUGUSTE-pelage BRIZEUX (1803-1858) 145. ..."

6. The History of the Jews of Spain and Portugal, from the Earliest Times to by Elias Hiam Lindo (1848)
"... protected by them — Capitulation of Toledo — pelage forms a Christian Monarchy—Manuscripts of Granada burnt — Muley Hassan's Library at Tunis destroyed ..."

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