furbearer

[fur-bair-er]
noun
any furry animal, especially one whose fur is of commercial value.
Also, fur-bearer.


Origin:
1905–10; fur + bearer

furbearing, adjective
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If a furbearer is trapped on land and is already dry, simply brush or comb the pelt to remove any burrs or dirt.
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