animal skin

animal skin
noun
the outer covering of an animal
Hypernyms: ↑animal product
Hyponyms:
parchment, ↑sheepskin, ↑lambskin, ↑hide, ↑fell, ↑leather, ↑fur, ↑pelt

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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