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underfur

[ uhn-der-fur ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌfɜr /
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noun
the fine, soft, thick, hairy coat under the longer and coarser outer hair in certain animals, as seals, otters, and beavers.
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Also called underwool.

Origin of underfur

First recorded in 1875–80; under- + fur
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British Dictionary definitions for underfur

underfur
/ (ˈʌndəˌfɜː) /

noun
the layer of dense soft fur occurring beneath the outer coarser fur in certain mammals, such as the otter and sealAlso called: undercoat
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