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Definitions for pelage
ˈpɛl ɪdʒpelage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coat, pelagenoun

    growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal


  1. pelagenoun

    fur, or any other form of the coat of a mammal collectively


  1. pelage

    Pelage is the coat of hair, fur, or wool that covers an animal's body. It includes all the hair growing on the mammal's skin, serving to regulate body temperature and providing protection. The condition, color, and length of the pelage often changes with the seasons and can differ significantly between the sexes and among different age groups within the same species.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pelagenoun

    the covering, or coat, of a mammal, whether of wool, fur, or hair

  2. Etymology: [F. pelage, fr. L. pilus hair.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pelage

    pel′āj, n. the hair or wool of a mammal. [Fr.]

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  1. paegle

  2. paegel

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pelage in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pelage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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