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miniver

Syllabification: min·i·ver
Pronunciation: /ˈminəvər
 
/

Definition of miniver in English:

noun

Plain white fur used for lining or trimming clothes.
Example sentences
  • He had no light-weight mantle, only the green one trimmed with gold wire and lined with miniver.
  • A fifteenth-century observer described artist's brushes made of miniver fur mounted in quill handles.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French menu vair 'little vair', from menu 'little' + vair 'squirrel fur' (see vair).

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