HyperDic: natural_covering

English > 1 sense of the expression natural covering:
NOUNobjectnatural covering, covering, covera natural object that covers or envelops
English > natural covering: 1 sense > noun 1, object
MeaningA natural object that covers or envelops.
Synonymscovering, cover
Narrowerbarktough / tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
blanket, mantleAnything that covers
body coveringAny covering for the body or a body part
crust, incrustation, encrustationA hard outer layer that covers something
envelopeA natural covering (as by a fluid)
hood, capA protective covering that is part of a plant
indumentum, indumentA covering of fine hairs (or sometimes scales) as on a leaf or insect
indusiumA membrane enclosing and protecting the developing spores especially that covering the sori of a fern
integumentAn outer protective covering such as the skin of an animal or a cuticle or seed coat or rind or shell
perianth, chlamys, floral envelope, perigone, perigoniumCollective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
pericarp, seed vesselThe ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
peridiumOuter layer of the spore-bearing organ in many fungi
roofThe inner top surface of a covered area or hollow space
scaleA flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals
sheath, caseAn enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant ... / plant organ or part
shellThe hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc or a brachiopod
shellA rigid covering that envelops an object
shell, eggshellThe exterior covering of a bird's egg
skimA thin layer covering the surface of a liquid / liquid
sloughAny outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)
snowcapA covering of snow (as on a mountain peak)
testA hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins
theca, sacA case or sheath especially a pollen sac or moss capsule
vestureSomething that covers or cloaks like a garment
Broadernatural objectAn object occurring naturally
Spanishcubierta, envoltura, protección
Catalancoberta, embolcall, protecció

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