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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
 
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[[File:Beaverwp2.jpg|thumb|Beaver]]
 
A water-loving rodent (genus ''Castor'') native to Europe, Asia, and North America. Beaver have thick water-repellent were sought after for hats and coats. The furs have a dense gray-brown undercoat coavered with coarse, shiny, black or reddish brown guard hairs.  Beaver were also hunted for the thick liquid from their musk gland, castoreum, that was used in medicines and perfumes.
 
A water-loving rodent (genus ''Castor'') native to Europe, Asia, and North America. Beaver have thick water-repellent were sought after for hats and coats. The furs have a dense gray-brown undercoat coavered with coarse, shiny, black or reddish brown guard hairs.  Beaver were also hunted for the thick liquid from their musk gland, castoreum, that was used in medicines and perfumes.
  
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beaver fur; beaver skin; beaver hair; North American beaver (Castor  canadensis); European beaver (''Castor fiber)''; castoreum; bæver  (Dan.); Biber (Deut.); castor (Esp., Fr., Port.); bevers (Ned.); bóbr (Pol.); bäver (Sven.)
 
beaver fur; beaver skin; beaver hair; North American beaver (Castor  canadensis); European beaver (''Castor fiber)''; castoreum; bæver  (Dan.); Biber (Deut.); castor (Esp., Fr., Port.); bevers (Ned.); bóbr (Pol.); bäver (Sven.)
 
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[[File:BeaverPeltswp2.jpg|thumb|Beaver pelts]]
[[File:Beaverwp2.jpg|thumb|Beaver]]
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== Physical and Chemical Properties ==
== Other Properties ==
 
  
 
Guard hair is coarse, about 3" long
 
Guard hair is coarse, about 3" long
  
 
== Additional Images ==
 
== Additional Images ==
 
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
File:BeaverPeltswp2.jpg|Beaver pelts
 
 
File:beaverguardhairwp2.jpg|Beaver (genus ''Castor'')
 
File:beaverguardhairwp2.jpg|Beaver (genus ''Castor'')
 
File:beaverhair1large.jpg|Beaver hair
 
File:beaverhair1large.jpg|Beaver hair
 
File:beaverhairlarge.jpg|Beaver hair (polarized light)
 
File:beaverhairlarge.jpg|Beaver hair (polarized light)
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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== Resources and Citations ==
  
 
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* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "Beaver." Accessed: 9 May 2004.
== Authority ==
 
 
 
* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: "Beaver." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2004.  Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 9 May 2004 .
 
  
 
* Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, ''Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them'', American Book Company, New York City, 1937
 
* Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, ''Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them'', American Book Company, New York City, 1937
  
* Website address 1  Comment: Olympus Microscopy Resource Center at http://www.olympusmicro.com/galleries/polarizedlight/pages/beaverhair1large.html
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* Olympus Microscopy Resource Center at http://www.olympusmicro.com/galleries/polarizedlight/pages/beaverhair1large.html
  
* Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com  Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver (Accessed Oct. 8, 2005)
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* Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver (Accessed Oct. 8, 2005)
  
 
* ''The American Heritage Dictionary'' or ''Encarta'', via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
 
* ''The American Heritage Dictionary'' or ''Encarta'', via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

Latest revision as of 12:51, 2 May 2022

Beaver fur cap
MFA# 2000.626.3
Beaver fur cap
MFA# 2000.574.5

Description

Beaver

A water-loving rodent (genus Castor) native to Europe, Asia, and North America. Beaver have thick water-repellent were sought after for hats and coats. The furs have a dense gray-brown undercoat coavered with coarse, shiny, black or reddish brown guard hairs. Beaver were also hunted for the thick liquid from their musk gland, castoreum, that was used in medicines and perfumes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

beaver fur; beaver skin; beaver hair; North American beaver (Castor canadensis); European beaver (Castor fiber); castoreum; bæver (Dan.); Biber (Deut.); castor (Esp., Fr., Port.); bevers (Ned.); bóbr (Pol.); bäver (Sven.)

Beaver pelts

Physical and Chemical Properties

Guard hair is coarse, about 3" long

Additional Images

Resources and Citations

  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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