pelagial

pelage

[pel-ij]
noun
the hair, fur, wool, or other soft covering of a mammal.

Origin:
1820–30; < French, derivative of poil (Old French peil, pel; see poilu); see -age

pelagial [puh-ley-jee-uhl] , adjective
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pelage (ˈpɛlɪdʒ)
 
n
the coat of a mammal, consisting of hair, wool, fur, etc
 
[C19: via French from Old French pel animal's coat, from Latin pilus hair]

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