Last modified on 26 May 2015, at 19:46

moult

EnglishEdit

A cicada moulting.
A cockroach moulting.

Alternative formsEdit

  • molt (American English)

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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.

TranslationsEdit

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 fur, feathers or skin etc.

TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

AdverbEdit

moult

  1. much; a lot

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. much; a lot of

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French molt, mout < Latin multus.

AdverbEdit

moult

  1. (formal) much; a lot

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