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miniver

or min·e·ver

[ min-uh-ver ]
/ ˈmɪn ə vər /
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noun
(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.
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Origin of miniver

1250–1300; Middle English meniver<Middle French menu vair small vair; see menu
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British Dictionary definitions for miniver

miniver
/ (ˈmɪnɪvə) /

noun
white fur, used in ceremonial costumes

Word Origin for miniver

C13: from Old French menu vair, from menu small + vair variegated fur, vair
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