the coat, or covering, of a mammal, as hair or fur
Origin of pelageFrench from Old French pel, hair from Classical Latin pilus, hair: see pile
- The coat of a mammal, consisting of hair, fur, or wool, as distinct from bare skin.
- Something that resembles the coat of a mammal: “The hardwoods were a soft pale green in the dark pelage of the conifers” ( Peter Matthiessen )
Origin of pelageFrench from Old French from peil, pel hair from Latin pilus