Molt, Moult (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Molted or Moulted; p. pr. & vb. n. Molting or Moulting.] [OE. mouten, L. mutare. See Mew to molt, and cf. Mute, v. t.] [The prevalent spelling is, perhaps, moult; but as the u has not been inserted in the otherwords of this class, as, bolt, colt, dolt, etc., it is desirable to complete the analogy by the spelling molt.]

To shed or cast the hair, feathers, skin, horns, or the like, as an animal or a bird.

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Molt, Moult, v. t.

To cast, as the hair, skin, feathers, or the like; to shed.

 

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Molt, Moult, n.

The act or process of changing the feathers, hair, skin, etc.; molting.

 

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Moult (?), v. & n.

See Molt.

 

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