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Definition of the noun pelage

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noun - plural: pelages

  1. growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of pelage: coat
    • more generic word: hair = a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures
    • more specific words:
      • fur = dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals
      • fleece / wool = outer coat of especially sheep and yaks
    • part of: mammal / mammalian = any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair

Alternative definition of the noun pelage


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

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Google previewLand Mammals of Oregon (1998)

by B. J. Verts, Leslie N. Carraway

The pelage is a dark-sooty brown on the dorsum; the ears and nose are blackish.

Google previewMammals of China (2013)

by Andrew T. Smith, Yan Xie

The pelage is a rich chestnut color, becoming darker brown in winter and assuming a more reddish hue in late summer. Legs and undersides are white. There is a dark dorsal stripe that extends from the mane to the terminus of the tail. Ear tips ...

Google previewThreatened, endangered, and sensitive species of the Intermountain region (1991)

by Robin Spahr, United States. Forest Service. Intermountain Region

Winter pelage is a grizzled gray brown mixed with a paler brown. Males weigh about 22 lbs. with total length (head to tail) averaging 33 in. Females average 18 lbs. with an average total length of 32 in. They possess 5 toes in front and 4 in ...

Google previewAcross Mongolian Plains (2014)

by Roy Chapman Andrews

Its summer pelage is a beautiful orange-fawn. The winter coat is shed during May, and ...

Google previewA Guide to the Mammals of the Southeastern United States (1997)

by Larry N. Brown

The upper pelage is a coarse, grizzled gray or grayish brown, and the belly is lighter, usually reddish brown or buff-gray. The guard hairs are broadly tipped with buff-white, which produces the frosted or grizzled effect. The woodchuck's body is ...

Google previewThe Cayman Islands (2012)

Natural History and Biogeography by M.A. Brunt, J.E. Davies

The ventral pelage is a lighter brownish gray color. Another diagnostic external character is the prominent bright white spot of fur on the shoulder. Phyllops and the closely related Antillean genera Ardops, Ariteus and Stenoderma all possess ...

Google previewAction Plan for the Conservation of Wolverines in Europe (Gulo Gulo) (2000)

by Arild Landa, Mats Lindén, Ilpo Kojola

Wolverine pelage is a thick, glossy, dark brown. A light silvery facial mask is distinct in some individuals, and a pale buff stripe runs laterally from the shoulders along the side and crossing the rump just above a 25-35 cm bushy tail. A white hair ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Mammals (2009)

by William F. Perrin, Bernd Würsig, J.G.M. Thewissen

Sea otter pelage is coated with squalene, a hydrophobic lipid that aids in waterproofing the fur. Skin secretions in pinnipeds also assist in waterproofing, and provide defense against microbial infections (Meyer et al., 2003). Figure 1 ...

Google previewDictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (2013)

by Paul A. Rees

Relatingtothecoatof a mammal (its PELAGE). 2. Relatingtooccurring in the upper waters of open seas and oceans, as opposed to waters nearlandor the seabed, e.g. pelagic fishes, pelagic birds, pelagic whaling. This area of the sea is the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Imaging (2008)

by Albert L. Baert

Benzi, 8, 1-16122 Genova Italy RONALD PEETERS Department of Radiology University Hospital jEAN-PlERRE PELAGE Department of Radiology Hopital Ambroise Pare Universite Paris Ile-de-France Quest Boulogne- Billancourt France ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Roots and Combining Forms of Scientific Words (2005)

by Tim Williams (Ph. D.)

the high or open sea pelage, (Fr. pelage) fur/coat pelamo, (Gr. ) any liquid of thick consistency pelarg -o -us, (Gr. ) the stork (Ciconia spp.) ...

Google previewThe First Six Books of Virgil's Aeneid, with Explanatory Notes, a Lexicon, and Map; Together with an Appendix, Containing Dr S. H. Taylor's Questions on Virgil ... Illustrated with Numerous Engravings ... By E. Searing, Etc. Lat (1870)

Ecce ищет gemini a Tenedo tranquilla per altarHorresco referens-immensis orbibus angues Incumbunil pelage, pariierque ad litera tendunt; 205 Pectoru quorum inter Насте nrreetn jubueque Sanguineae superant undus ; purs cetera. решит ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Pelage. The collective name for the hairy coat of mammals be it hair, fur or wool over the whole body, limbs and head.

Pekin Bantam Chickens Pekingese Pelage Pellagra Pellets Pelodera Dermatitis Pelvis Pemphigus Penenthamate.

Google previewBlack's Student Veterinary Dictionary (2017)

Pelage. The collective name for the hairy coat of mammals be it hair, fur or wool over the whole body, limbs and head. Pellagra. (See 'BLACK TONGUE'.) Pellets. (See CUBES AND PELLETS.) Pelodera. Dermatitis. (See under HOOKWORM ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1918)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

It has been usually defined as including upward of 130 species, which vary considerably in size, somewhat in color, and not a little in the softness of the pelage. The upper molar teeth are always wide, with three series of tubercles, and ...

Google previewAmericanized Encyclopedia Britannica, Revised and Amended (1890)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature; to which is Added Biographies of Livings Subjects ...

The pelage consists of a dense, soft, matted under fur, mixed with long, stiff, lustrous hairs on all parts of the body and tail.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1894)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

The pelage consists of a dense, soft, matted under fur, mixed with long, stiff, lustrous hairs on all parts of the body and tail.

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Small photo of BOROVETS, BULGARIA - CIRCA DECEMBER 2011: A male mountaineer dressed in a national dress made of natural pelage with a fur hat smilesSmall photo of Snake molting.Moulting can involve shedding the epidermis (skin), pelage (hair, feathers, fur, wool), or other external layer. In some groups, other body parts may be shed.Small photo of Christmas concept with pinecones, ornaments and lights in warm pelage with copy space, top viewSmall photo of Mule deer looking ahead with large ears and beautiful pelage, near Grassi Lakes, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.Small photo of Mule deer looking away with large ears and beautiful pelage, near Grassi Lakes, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. More...

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Scrabble value of P3E1L1A1G2E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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