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min·i·ver

 (mĭn′ə-vər)
n.
A white or light gray fur used as a trim on medieval robes and on ceremonial robes of state.

[Middle English meniver, from Old French menu vair, small vair : menu, small; see minuet + vair, vair; see vair.]

miniver

(ˈmɪnɪvə)
n
(Textiles) white fur, used in ceremonial costumes
[C13: from Old French menu vair, from menu small + vair variegated fur, vair]

min•i•ver

(ˈmɪn ə vər)

n.
an undetermined fur of white or spotted white and gray used originally in the Middle Ages for linings and trimmings of robes of state.
Compare vair.
[1250–1300; Middle English meniver < Middle French menu vair small vair; see menu]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.miniver - trimming on ceremonial robes consisting of white or light grey furminiver - trimming on ceremonial robes consisting of white or light grey fur
passementerie, trim, trimming - a decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt"
Translations

miniver

nHermelin m
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