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dander

Noun

1 small scales from animal skins or hair or bird feathers that can cause allergic reactions in some people
2 a feeling of anger and animosity; "having one's hackles or dander up" [syn: hackles]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. Airborne particles emitted from a cat or dog; hair follicles and dead skin; allergens.

Scots

Noun

  1. In the context of "Ulster|lang=sco": A gentle meandering walk with no particular haste or purpose.
    To go for a dander on the beach.

Verb

  1. In the context of "Ulster|lang=sco": To walk along with no particular haste.
    To dander along the beach.

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Extensive Definition

Not to be confused with Gander.
Dander is material shed from the body of various animals, similar to dandruff or pet pollen. It may contain scales of dried skin and hair, or feathers. It is a frequent cause of allergy in humans.

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