[in-doo-men-tuh m, -dyoo-]
noun, plural in·du·men·ta [in-doo-men-tuh, -dyoo-] /ˌɪn dʊˈmɛn tə, -dyʊ-/, in·du·men·tums. Botany, Zoology.
a dense, hairy covering.
Origin of indumentum
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Historical Examples of indumentum
Calabre appears to have been a kind of fur: a document in Rymer, quoted by Ducange, speaks of an indumentum foderatum cum Calabre.The Vision and Creed of Piers Ploughman, Volume II of II
noun plural -ta (-tə) or -tums
an outer covering, such as hairs or down on a plant or leaf, feathers, fur, etc
Word Origin for indumentum
C19: Latin, literally: garment
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