- (in the Middle Ages) a fur of white or spotted white and gray used for linings and trimmings.Compare vair(def 1).
- any white fur, particularly that of the ermine, used especially on robes of state.
Origin of miniver
Examples from the Web for minever
Historical Examples of minever
They did so, and entering, found the earl lying on his mantle of minever, which covered him.The Boy Crusaders
John G. Edgar
Well, my worthy dealer in minever, what do you say now to the Lorraine jokes?Catherine de' Medici
Honore de Balzac
Five—a cloak of fur turned up with minever, a gold goblet with stand and cover, and a box of rose-colored sugar.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Ermine, minever and other animals of that tribe supplied the best hair for the brushes required for very minute work.Illuminated Manuscripts in Classical and Mediaeval Times
J. Henry Middleton
I would crave your acceptance of a pretty mantle of crimson silk lined with minever.Rob of the Bowl, Vol. I (of 2)
John P. Kennedy
- white fur, used in ceremonial costumes