Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ornithology, the acquisition of plumage by a bird; the act of putting on plumage: opposed to ecdysis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biol.) The act of developing a new coat of hair, a new set of feathers, scales, etc.; -- opposed to ecdysis.

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  • noun biology The act of developing a new coat of hair, a new set of feathers, scales, etc.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek a putting on.

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