moult

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English[edit]

A cicada moulting.
A cockroach moulting.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • molt (American English)

Noun[edit]

moult (plural moults)

  1. The process of shedding or losing a covering of fur, feathers or skin etc.
    Some birds change colour during their winter moult.
  2. The skin or feathers cast off during the process of moulting.

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Verb[edit]

moult (third-person singular simple present moults, present participle moulting, simple past and past participle moulted)

  1. (intransitive) To shed or lose a covering of fur, feathers or skin etc.

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French[edit]

Adverb[edit]

moult

  1. (archaic) Alternative spelling of moultes.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French molt, mout < Latin multus.

Adverb[edit]

moult

  1. much; a lot

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