Definition of erminois in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌərməˈnoiz/


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.


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

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: er·mi·nois

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.