ermine

[n] - the expensive white fur of the ermine 2. [n] - mustelid of northern hemisphere in its white winter coat
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Ermine

Er'mine noun [ Old French ermine , French hermine , probably of German origin; confer Old High German harmo , German hermelin , akin to Lithuanian szarm... , szarmonys , weasel, confer Anglo-Saxon hearma ; but confer also Late Latin armelinus ,
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Ermine

Er'mine transitive verb To clothe with, or as with, ermine. « The snows that have ermined it in the winter.» Lowell.
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ermine

1. <zoology> A valuable fur-bearing animal of the genus Mustela (M. Erminea), allied to the weasel; the stoat. It is found in the northern parts of Asia, Europe, and America. In summer it is brown, but in winter it becomes white, except the tip of the tail, which is always black. ... 2. The fur of the ermine, as prepared for ornamenting garme
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ermine

shorttail weasel noun mustelid of northern hemisphere in its white winter coat
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ermine

noun the expensive white fur of the ermine
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Ermine

• (n.) The fur of the ermine, as prepared for ornamenting garments of royalty, etc., by having the tips of the tails, which are black, arranged at regular intervals throughout the white. • (n.) A valuable fur-bearing animal of the genus Mustela (M. erminea), allied to the weasel; the stoat. It is found in the northern parts of Asia, Europ
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ermine

(from the article `heraldry`) ...(silver), one of the colours gules (red), azure (blue), vert (green), purpure (purple), or sable (black), or one of the furs ermine (a white field ...
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ermine

any of several northern weasel (q.v.) species of the genus Mustela, family Mustelidae, called ermine especially during the winter-white colour ... [2 related articles]
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ermine

ermine An animal of the weasel tribe (Mustela Erminea), an inhabitant of northern countries, called in England a “stoat”, whose fur is reddish brown in summer, but in winter (in northern regions) wholly white, except the tip of the tail, which is always black.
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Ermine

In heraldry, ermine is a fur represented by an argent field, tufted with black. Ermines is the reverse of ermine, being black, spotted or timbered with argent. Erminois is the same as ermine, except that or is substituted for argent.
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ermine

ermine, name for a number of northern species of weasel having white coats in winter, and highly prized for their white fur. It most commonly refers to the white phase of Mustela erminea, called short-tailed weasel in North America and stoat in the Old World. The white pelts are made into wraps, coa...
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Ermine

Ermine is a name for the stoat in its winter dress of a white coat which it assumes in winter in cold countries. The term is also used to describe the white fur obtained from a suitable stoat in winter.
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ermine

The stoat during winter, when its coat becomes white. In northern latitudes the coat becomes completely white, except for a black tip on the tail, but in warmer regions the back may remain brownish. The fur is used commercially
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