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TAXIDERMY [1 record]

Record 1 1987-10-01

English

Subject field(s)
  • Hunting and Sport Fishing
DEF

The art of preparing lifelike representations of animals by stuffing the skin or usually by fashioning a wooden or plaster model on which the skin of the specimen (as a bird or mammal) is mounted or by moulding and painting a plastic replica of the specimen (as a fish or reptile).

French

Domaine(s)
  • Chasse et pêche sportive
DEF

Art de préparer (spécialement d'empailler) les animaux morts pour les conserver avec l'apparence de la vie.

OBS

Ces termes ne sont pas nécessairement synonymes bien que les dictionnaires les disent tels. La taxidermie, c'est l'art de monter les animaux, surtout les vertébrés. L'empaillage en constitue le moyen : par rembourrage, on leur conserve une forme naturelle. Et la naturalisation leur donne l'aspect d'animaux vivants, souvent en les restituant dans un environnement reproduisant leur habitat naturel.

Spanish

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