moult

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EnglishEdit

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

Alternative formsEdit

  • molt (American English)

EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

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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VerbEdit

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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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French moult, from Old French molt, mout, mult, from Latin multus, from the Proto-Indo-European past passive participle *ml̥tos ‎(crumbled, crumpled). Has largely disappeared from spoken language, only preserved in some dialects, and replaced by beaucoup.

AdverbEdit

moult

  1. (archaic, regional) much; a lot

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. (archaic, regional) much; a lot of

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French molt, mout, from Latin multus.

AdverbEdit

moult

  1. (formal) much; a lot

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