verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of molt
OTHER WORDS FROM moltmolter, noun
Example sentences from the Web for molt
This coat remains until the following summer or fall, when it is molted and replaced by a new one.
So valuable have these been considered that it has been a practice to pluck the live geese each year before they molted.
For example, the designation "4 P old" signifies that all primaries except the distal four have been molted.Vertebrates from the Barrier Island of Tamaulipas, Mxico|Robert K Selander
The rope twisted and whipped in the air, and the result was a molted-looking, droop-tailed buzzard.Mr. Wicker's Window|Carley Dawson
Upper wing-coverts and secondaries fuscous-black (freshly molted feathers blacker) narrowly edged with olive-ocher.