beaver fur

beaver fur
noun
the soft brown fur of the beaver
Syn: ↑beaver
Hypernyms: ↑fur, ↑pelt

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  • beaver — beaver1 noun (plural same or beavers) 1》 a large semiaquatic broad tailed rodent, noted for its habit of gnawing through trees to fell them in order to make lodges and dams. [Castor canadensis (N. America) and C. fiber (Eurasia).]     ↘the soft… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Beaver — 1. n. & v. n. (pl. same or beavers) 1 a any large amphibious broad tailed rodent of the genus Castor, native to N. America, Europe, and Asia, and able to cut down trees and build dams. b its soft light brown fur. c a hat of this. 2 (in full… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • beaver — I. /ˈbivə / (say beevuh) noun 1. an amphibious rodent of the genus Castor, of Europe, Asia, and North America, valued for its fur and formerly for castor, and noted for its ingenuity in damming streams with trees, branches, stones, mud, etc. 2.… …  

  • Beaver hat — In much of Europe during the period 1550 1850, hats made of felted beaver fur were fashionable. The soft, yet resilient material could be easily combed to make a variety of hat shapes including the familiar top hat.The demand for beaver pelts in… …   Wikipedia

  • beaver — I. noun (plural beavers) Etymology: Middle English bever, from Old English beofor; akin to Old High German bibar beaver, and probably to Old English brūn brown more at brown Date: before 12th century 1. or plural beaver a. either of two large… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • beaver — noun /ˈbiːvə,ˈbiːvɚ/ a) An aquatic mammal of the genus Castor, having a wide, flat tail and webbed feet. , 1819: Without alighting from his horse, the conqueror called for a bowl of wine, and opening the beaver, or lower part of his helmet,… …   Wiktionary

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