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pelage

[pel-ij] /ˈpɛl ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the hair, fur, wool, or other soft covering of a mammal.
Origin of pelage
1820-1830
1820-30; < French, derivative of poil (Old French peil, pel; see poilu); see -age
Related forms
pelagial
[puh-ley-jee-uh l] /pəˈleɪ dʒi əl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pelagial

pelage

/ˈpɛlɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the coat of a mammal, consisting of hair, wool, fur, etc
Word Origin
C19: via French from Old French pel animal's coat, from Latin pilus hair
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Word Origin and History for pelagial

pelage

n.

"coat of a mammal," from French pelage "hair or wool of an animal" (16c.), from Old French pel "hair," from Latin pilus "hair" (see pile (n.3)).

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