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[mass noun] Lambskin made to look like beaver fur.[as modifier] ‘a beaver lamb coat’
- ‘Collars were frequently trimmed with beaver lamb or mink and cuffs were often deep and plush.’
- ‘In the morning, me - in traditional hare cap with ear-flaps, off-size coat, scarf that closes mouth in order not to get a cold, runs under beaver lamb collar and tied in a bungle behind.’
- ‘Not the expensive kind of fur, I collect cheap old beaver lamb coats on ebay.’
- ‘Specially imported mohair cloths were attractively trimmed with black Persian lamb and real beaver lamb.’
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