Definition of erminois in English:

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erminois

Pronunciation: /ˌərməˈnoiz/

noun

Heraldry
Fur resembling ermine but with black spots on a gold ground.
Example sentences
  • Erminois is a golden field with black spots, and pean is a black field with golden spots.
  • Ermine furs are a basic field scattered with ermine spots, and are treated according to their base field color; thus ermine and erminois would be considered metal fields.

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Old French, from hermine 'ermine'.

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Syllabification: er·mi·nois

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