sable

[ sey-buh l ]
/ ˈseɪ bəl /

noun, plural sa·bles, (especially collectively for 1, 2) sa·ble.

adjective

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Origin of sable

1275–1325; Middle English < Old French < Middle Low German sabel (compare late Old High German zobel) < Slavic or Baltic; compare Russian sóbol', Lithuanian sàbalas; ulterior origin obscure

Definition for sable (2 of 2)

Sable
[ sey-buh l ]
/ ˈseɪ bəl /

noun

Cape, a cape on a small island at the SW tip of Nova Scotia, Canada: lighthouse.
Cape, a cape at the S tip of Florida.
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British Dictionary definitions for sable (1 of 2)

sable
/ (ˈseɪbəl) /

noun plural -bles or -ble

a marten, Martes zibellina, of N Asian forests, with dark brown luxuriant furRelated adjective: zibeline
  1. the highly valued fur of this animal
  2. (as modifier)a sable coat
American sable the brown, slightly less valuable fur of the American marten, Martes americana
the colour of sable fur: a dark brown to yellowish-brown colour

adjective

Word Origin for sable

C15: from Old French, from Old High German zobel, of Slavic origin; related to Russian sobol', Polish sobol

British Dictionary definitions for sable (2 of 2)

Sable
/ (ˈseɪbəl) /

noun Cape Sable

a cape at the S tip of Florida: the southernmost point of continental US
the southernmost point of Nova Scotia, Canada
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