from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The art or operation of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of dead animals for exhibition in a lifelike state.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The art of stuffing, and mounting the skins of dead animals for exhibition in a lifelike state.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The art of preparing, preserving, and mounting the skins of animals so as to represent their natural appearance, as for cabinets.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the art of mounting the skins of animals so that they have lifelike appearance
From Ancient Greek τάξις (taxis, "arrangement", "order") + δέρμα (dérma, "skin") (Wiktionary)