Definition of taxidermy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

taxidermy

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈtæksɪdɜːmi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæksɪdɜːrmi//
 
[uncountable] Crafts and skills
 
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the art of stuffing dead animals, birds and fish with a special material so that they look like living ones and can be displayed See related entries: Crafts and skills Word Origin early 19th cent.: from Greek taxis ‘arrangement’ + derma ‘skin’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: taxidermy