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indumentum

[ in-doo-men-tuhm, -dyoo- ]

noun

, Botany, Zoology.
, plural in·du·men·ta [in-d, oo, -, men, -t, uh, -dy, oo, -], in·du·men·tums.
  1. a dense, hairy covering.


indumentum

/ ɪndjʊˈmɛntəm /

noun

  1. an outer covering, such as hairs or down on a plant or leaf, feathers, fur, etc


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Word History and Origins

Origin of indumentum1

First recorded in 1840–50; from New Latin, Latin: “garment, covering,” from Latin indu(ere) “to put on, don” (from ind-, combining form of in- in- 2( def ) + -uere, “to put on”; exuviae ) + -mentum -ment
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Word History and Origins

Origin of indumentum1

C19: Latin, literally: garment
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Example Sentences

Nec mora, rex illam emancipauit, et insuper Dei famulo suum indumentum donauit.

Calabre appears to have been a kind of fur: a document in Rymer, quoted by Ducange, speaks of an indumentum foderatum cum Calabre.

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