Beaver vs Wales - What's the difference?

beaver | wales |

As a proper noun beaver

is .

As a noun wales is


As a verb wales is




(wikipedia beaver) (Castor)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) bever, from (etyl) . Related to brown and bear.


  • An aquatic rodent of the genus Castor , having a wide, flat tail and webbed feet.
  • A hat, of various shape, made from a felted beaver fur (or later of silk), fashionable in Europe between 1550 and 1850.
  • * (and other bibliographic particulars) (Prescott)
  • a brown beaver slouched over his eyes
  • (coarse, slang) The pubic hair and/or vulva of a woman.
  • The fur of the beaver.
  • Beaver cloth, a heavy felted woollen cloth, used chiefly for making overcoats.
  • Derived terms
    * American beaver * European beaver
    See also

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • The lower face-guard of a helmet.
  • *1600 , (Edward Fairfax), The Jerusalem Delivered of Tasso, XII, lxvii:
  • *:With trembling hands her beaver he untied, / Which done, he saw, and seeing knew her face.
  • *1819 , (Walter Scott), (Ivanhoe) :
  • *:Without alighting from his horse, the conqueror called for a bowl of wine, and opening the beaver , or lower part of his helmet, announced that he quaffed it, “To all true English hearts, and to the confusion of foreign tyrants.”
  • *1974 , (Lawrence Durrell), , Faber & Faber 1992, p.128:
  • *:As each one brings a little of himself to what he sees you brought the trappings of your historic preoccupations, so that Monsieur flattered you by presenting himself with beaver up like Hamlet's father's ghost!
  • Etymology 3

    Alternative forms.


    (en noun)
  • References

    (Commons) *



    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • One of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom
  • (surname)
  • A city in Alaska.
  • A village in South Yorkshire, England.
  • A town in Maine.
  • A town in Massachusetts.
  • A town in New York.
  • A city in North Dakota.
  • A submerged ghost town in Ontario, Canada.
  • A town in Utah.
  • A village in Wisconsin.
  • Synonyms

    * * The Principality (UK government)


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