Share this entry
erminois Syllabification: er·mi·nois
Pronunciation: /ˌərməˈnoiz/

Definition of erminois in English:


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'.

Definition of erminois in:
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.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources