pelage

Definitions of pelage
  1. noun
    growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal
    synonyms: coat
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    types:
    fur
    dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)
    fleece, wool
    outer coat of especially sheep and yaks
    undercoat, underfur
    thick soft fur lying beneath the longer and coarser guard hair
    type of:
    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
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