Share this entry

Share this page

underfur

Line breaks: under|fur
Pronunciation: /ˈʌndəfəː
 
/

Definition of underfur in English:

noun

[mass noun]
An inner layer of short, fine fur or down underlying an animal’s outer fur, providing warmth and waterproofing.
Example sentences
  • Beneath the overfur is short underfur of finer texture.
  • The fur is composed of short, soft underfur covered by shiny guard hair.
  • The pelage lacks underfur and is usually some shade of brown.

Definition of underfur in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something