Definition of pelage in English:

pelage

noun

Zoology
  • [mass noun] The fur, hair, or wool of a mammal.

    • ‘The evolution of endothermic metabolic rates and pelage and plumage in the earliest mammals and birds, respectively, followed radically different sequential chronologies.’
    • ‘The pelage consists almost entirely of underfur; it is remarkably iridescent, fine, and silky.’
    • ‘The pelage of these animals is soft, silky, and dense.’
    • ‘The pelage lacks underfur and is usually some shade of brown.’
    • ‘The third color phase occurs during the first pelage of young wolves.’
    hair, wool
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Origin

Early 19th century: from French, from Old French pel hair.

Pronunciation:

pelage

/ˈpɛlɪdʒ/