moult

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English[edit]

A cicada moulting.
A cockroach moulting.
A cicada molting.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • molt (American English)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English mouten, from Old English *mutian (cf. bemutian), from Latin mūtō, mūtāre.

Pronunciation[edit]

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 hair or fur, feathers, skin, horns, etc, and replace it with a fresh one.
  2. (transitive) To shed in such a manner.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French moult, which see, from Latin.

Adverb[edit]

moult

  1. much; a lot

Adjective[edit]

moult m (feminine moulte, masculine plural moults, feminine plural moultes)

  1. much; a lot of

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French molt, mout, from Latin multus.

Adverb[edit]

moult

  1. (formal) much; a lot

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