beaver

beaver1
noun (plural same or beavers)
1》 a large semiaquatic broad-tailed rodent, noted for its habit of gnawing through trees to fell them in order to make lodges and dams. [Castor canadensis (N. America) and C. fiber (Eurasia).]
    ↘the soft light brown fur of the beaver.
    ↘(also beaver hat) chiefly historical a hat made of felted beaver fur.
    ↘(also beaver cloth) a heavy woollen cloth resembling felted beaver fur.
2》 a very hard-working person.
3》 (Beaver) a boy aged about 6 or 7 who is an affiliated member of the Scout Association.
verb (usu. beaver away) informal work hard.
Origin
OE beofor, befor, of Gmc origin.
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beaver2
noun the lower part of the face guard of a helmet in a suit of armour.
Origin
C15: from OFr. baviere 'bib', from baver 'slaver'.
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beaver3
noun
1》 vulgar slang, chiefly N. Amer. a woman's genitals or pubic area.
2》 Brit. informal, dated a bearded man.
Origin
early 20th cent.: of unknown origin.

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