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noun fur pronunciation in British English /fɜː(r)/
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singularfur
pluralfurs

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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the soft hair that covers the body of some animals
    the dog’s thick glossy fur
    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] an animal skin covered with soft hair, used for making clothes
      a black cloak trimmed with fur
      The original settlers traded furs and skins for food and tobacco.
    2. b.
      [countable] a piece of clothing, especially a coat, that is made from fur
      Loren arrived wearing an expensive-looking fur.
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    3. c.
      [only before noun] made of fur, or relating to fur
      a fur coat/hat/collar
      the fur trade

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