Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The art or operation of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of dead animals for exhibition in a lifelike state.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art of preparing and preserving the skins of animals, and also of stuffing and mounting the skins so as to give them as close a resemblance to the living forms as possible. See stuffing, 3.

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

  • noun The art of preparing, preserving, and mounting the skins of animals so as to represent their natural appearance, as for cabinets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The art of stuffing, and mounting the skins of dead animals for exhibition in a lifelike state.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the art of mounting the skins of animals so that they have lifelike appearance

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek τάξις (taxis, "arrangement", "order") + δέρμα (dérma, "skin")

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  • There's a great restaurant in Barcelona called Taxidermista: it's in a former taxidermist's premises.

    April 26, 2007