Bear-skin

bearskin

[bair-skin]
noun
1.
the skin or pelt of a bear.
2.
a tall, black fur cap forming part of the dress uniform of a soldier in some armies.

Origin:
1670–80; bear2 + skin

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bearskin (ˈbɛəˌskɪn)
 
n
1.  the pelt of a bear, esp when used as a rug
2.  a tall helmet of black fur worn by certain regiments in the British Army
3.  a rough shaggy woollen cloth, used for overcoats

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