Definition of erminois in English:


Syllabification: er·mi·nois
Pronunciation: /ˌərməˈnoiz


  • Fur resembling ermine but with black spots on a gold ground.
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    • 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'.

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