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Noun: molter  mówl-tur
Usage: US (elsewhere: moulter)
  1. An animal (especially birds and arthropods and reptiles) that periodically shed their outer layer (feathers, cuticle, skin or hair)
    - moulter [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: molters

Type of: animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna

Encyclopedia: Molter