natural covering

Definitions of natural covering
  1. noun
    a natural object that covers or envelops
    synonyms: cover, covering
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    scale
    a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals
    shell
    the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod
    test
    a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins
    body covering
    any covering for the body or a body part
    case, sheath
    an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
    integument
    an outer protective covering such as the skin of an animal or a cuticle or seed coat or rind or shell
    blanket, mantle
    anything that covers
    crust, encrustation, incrustation
    a hard outer layer that covers something
    envelope
    a natural covering (as by a fluid)
    cap, hood
    a protective covering that is part of a plant
    indument, indumentum
    a covering of fine hairs (or sometimes scales) as on a leaf or insect
    roof
    the inner top surface of a covered area or hollow space
    shell
    a rigid covering that envelops an object
    eggshell, shell
    the exterior covering of a bird's egg
    skim
    a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid
    slough
    any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)
    snowcap
    a covering of snow (as on a mountain peak)
    vesture
    something that covers or cloaks like a garment
    peridium
    outer layer of the spore-bearing organ in many fungi
    pericarp, seed vessel
    the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
    chlamys, floral envelope, perianth, perigone, perigonium
    collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
    sac, theca
    a case or sheath especially a pollen sac or moss capsule
    indusium
    a membrane enclosing and protecting the developing spores especially that covering the sori of a fern
    bark
    tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
    canopy
    the uppermost layer of branches and foliage in a forest
    hide, pelt, skin
    body covering of a living animal
    feather, plumage, plume
    the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
    protective covering
    the tough natural covering of some organisms
    fish scale
    scale of the kind that covers the bodies of fish
    squama
    a protective structure resembling a scale
    valve
    one of the paired hinged shells of certain molluscs and of brachiopods
    valve
    the entire one-piece shell of a snail and certain other molluscs
    scallop shell
    a shell of a scallop
    oyster shell
    a shell of an oyster
    phragmacone, phragmocone
    the thin conical chambered internal shell (either straight or curved) of a belemnite
    theca
    outer sheath of the pupa of certain insects
    lorica
    a hard protective sheath (as secreted by certain protoctists, for example)
    seashell
    the shell of a marine organism
    clamshell
    the shell of a clam
    cutis, skin, tegument
    a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
    exuviae
    cast-off skins or coverings of various organisms during ecdysis
    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
    headful
    a covering over the surface of your head
    medullary sheath, myelin sheath
    a layer of myelin encasing (and insulating) the axons of medullated nerve fibers
    neurilemma, neurolemma
    thin membranous sheath around a nerve fiber
    epicranium
    the muscle and aponeurosis and skin covering the cranium
    exoskeleton
    the exterior protective or supporting structure or shell of many animals (especially invertebrates) including bony or horny parts such as nails or scales or hoofs
    calculus, tartar, tophus
    an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums
    epicarp, exocarp
    outermost layer of the pericarp of fruits as the skin of a peach or grape
    mesocarp
    the middle layer of a pericarp
    endocarp, pit, stone
    the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
    capsule
    a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses
    cinnamon, cinnamon bark
    aromatic bark used as a spice
    Chinese cinnamon, cassia bark
    aromatic bark of the cassia-bark tree; less desirable as a spice than Ceylon cinnamon bark
    cinnamon bark
    aromatic bark of Saigon cinnamon used medicinally as a carminative
    magnolia
    dried bark of various magnolias; used in folk medicine
    bur, burr
    seed vessel having hooks or prickles
    tanbark
    bark rich in tannin; bruised and cut in pieces to use for tanning; spent tanbark used as a ground covering
    mezereum
    the dried bark of the shrub mezereon
    canella, canella bark, white cinnamon
    highly aromatic inner bark of the Canella winterana used as a condiment and a tonic
    falls
    the petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris)
    Jesuit's bark, Peruvian bark, cinchona, cinchona bark
    medicinal bark of cinchona trees; source of quinine and quinidine
    cascarilla bark, eleuthera bark, sweetwood bark
    aromatic bark of cascarilla; used as a tonic and for making incense
    husk
    outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds
    cascara, cascara sagrada, chittam bark, chittem bark
    dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative
    winter's bark
    aromatic bark having tonic and stimulant properties
    tapa, tapa bark, tappa, tappa bark
    the thin fibrous bark of the paper mulberry and Pipturus albidus
    angostura, angostura bark
    the bitter bark of a South American tree; used in medicines and liqueurs and bitters
    cork
    outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc.
    cork, phellem
    (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells
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    natural object
    an object occurring naturally; not made by man
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