What is fur?

  • (noun): Dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel).
    See also — Additional definitions below


Fur is a synonym for hair, used in reference to non-human animals, usually mammals; particularly those with extensive body hair coverage. The term is sometimes used to refer to the body hair of an animal as a complete coat, also known as the "pelage". Fur is also used to refer to animal pelts which have been processed into leather with the hair still attached. The words fur or furry are also used, more casually, to refer to hair-like growths or formations; particularly when the subject being referred to exhibits a dense coat of fine, soft "hairs."

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Some articles on fur:

Tibetan Fur
... Tibetan fur refers to the white wool of the Tibetan lamb ... and around 5 in (12 cm) long, and has a slight waiviness to it, is the only curly long-haired fur, making it popular for doll's hair ...
George W. Ebbert - Early Life
... to attend their wedding, so he abandoned the plans and joined William Sublette as a fur trapper ... out as a partner of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company by a group including Jedediah Smith ... Later as a contract fur trapper, he worked for the Hudson’s Bay Company between 1833 and 1836, arriving in the Oregon Country in 1833 ...
Fur - Controversy
... and the confinement and killing of animals on fur farms ... over 8 million animals are trapped yearly for fur, while more than 30 million were raised in fur farms ... According to Statistics Canada, 2.6 million fur-bearing animals raised on farms were killed in 2010 ...
Wearable - Political Issues - Fur
... Main article Fur clothing The use of animal fur in clothing dates to prehistoric times ... associated in developed countries with expensive, designer clothing, although fur is still used by indigenous people in arctic zones and higher ... rights and animal liberation groups have called attention to fur farming and other practices they consider cruel ...
Dolphinz - Creature Design
... Colors There are 10 default fur colors that occur naturally in the game ... Eye color is not restricted to the 10 default fur colors ... Textures Textures cover the ballz, imitating fur and stripes ...

More definitions of "fur":

  • (noun): A garment made of fur.
  • (noun): The dressed hairy coat of a mammal.
    Synonyms: pelt

Famous quotes containing the word fur:

    How coyote got his
    ratty old fur coat
    bits of old fur
    the sparrows stuck on him
    with dabs of pitch.
    That was after he lost his proud original one in a poker game.
    Leslie Marmon Silko (b. 1948)

    I have no doubt that they lived pretty much the same sort of life in the Homeric age, for men have always thought more of eating than of fighting; then, as now, their minds ran chiefly on the “hot bread and sweet cakes;” and the fur and lumber trade is an old story to Asia and Europe.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The pleasure of jogging and running is rather like that of wearing a fur coat in Texas in August: the true joy comes in being able to take the damn thing off.
    Joseph Epstein (b. 1937)