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The skin, bones and fur of animals

armor

noun

hard layers that cover the bodies of some animals, such as a rhinoceros or an armadillo

armour

the British spelling of armor

beard

noun

hair that grows on the face of an animal such as a goat

brush

noun

the tail of a fox

camouflage

verb

to make an animal difficult to see because it looks similar to what is around it

coat

noun

the fur or hair on an animal’s skin

dander

noun

very small pieces of dead skin from an animal’s body

dewlap

noun

a hanging piece of loose skin under the neck of an animal

down

noun

soft short hairs

exoskeleton

noun

a hard covering on the outside of organisms such as insects and crustaceans that provides support and protection

fluff

noun

soft light fur or feathers from a young animal or bird

forelock

noun

the front part of a horse’s mane that falls forward between its ears

fur

noun

the soft hair that covers the body of some animals

fur

noun

made of fur, or relating to fur

hackles

noun

the hairs on the back of the neck of cats, dogs, and some other animals that stick up when they are angry

hair

noun

the hair that grows from an animal’s skin

horn

noun

the hard substance that animals’ horns are made of

integument

noun

a strong outer layer on a plant or animal that covers and protects it

ivory

noun

the yellowish-white bone that an elephant’s tusks are made of

keratin

noun

a protein that is the main substance that hair, nails, feathers, and horns are made of

mane

noun

the long hair on the neck of a horse or lion

pelt

noun

the skin or fur of an animal, especially when it is used for making something

plate

noun

one of the flat pieces of bone, horn, etc. that protect the body of some animals

plate

verb

if hard layers of bone, horn, etc. plate an animal’s body, they cover and protect it

ruff

noun

the fur or feathers that grow around the neck of an animal or bird

shell

noun

the hard outer part that protects the body of other animals, for example snails and turtles

shell

noun

the hard outer part of an egg or nut

skin

noun

the outer layer cut from an animal’s body, used for making clothing and decorations

whalebone

noun

a hard substance from whales that was used in the past to make women’s clothing stiff

whisker

noun

one of several long stiff hairs that grow near the mouth of some animals

wool

noun

thick hair that grows on sheep and some other animals

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