the hair, fur, wool, or other soft covering of a mammal.
- pe·la·gi·al [puh-ley-jee-uhl], /pəˈleɪ dʒi əl/, adjective
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How to use pelage in a sentence
Individual gorillas were identified by face shape, body shape, and pelage coloration.
Fortunately they are in the same pelage and same stage of molt on the hind legs.
The specimen is a poorly made skin in worn winter pelage with the skull inside.
The immature pelage is grayer and the hair is more crinkled than in adults.Subspeciation in Pocket Gophers of Kansas, [KU. Vol. 1 No. 11] | Bernardo Villa-R
From the 20th of November to the 20th of December the pelage is at its very finest.The Extermination of the American Bison | William T. Hornaday
The long tail too is against its resemblance to the hedgehogs, which rests principally on its spiny pelage.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon | Robert A. Sterndale
British Dictionary definitions for pelage
the coat of a mammal, consisting of hair, wool, fur, etc
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