1. [ verb ] cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
Synonyms: exuviate moult slough shed

"out dog sheds every Spring"

Related terms: shed desquamate molter slough shedding
2. [ noun ] (biology) periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles
Synonyms: moult moulting ecdysis molting
Related terms: shedding shed
Similar spelling:   moult