[zib-uh-lahyn, -leen, -lin]
- of or relating to the sable.
- the fur of the sable.
- a thick woolen cloth with a flattened hairy nap.
Origin of zibeline
1575–85; < Middle French < Italian zibellino, ultimately from the same source as sable; compare Old French, Old Provençal sebelin
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Examples from the Web for zibeline
"I await your orders, Madame la Duchesse," said Zibeline, rising.
"So now we see Zibeline fairly launched," remarked the banker.
"Well, I am curious to know whether she could beat Seaman," said Zibeline.
I prefer to call her Zibeline—that name is better suited to a courtesan.
"All the more reason why I should not be daunted now," Zibeline insisted.
- a sable or the fur of this animal
- a thick cloth made of wool or other animal hair, having a long nap and a dull sheen
- of, relating to, or resembling a sable
C16: from French, from Old Italian zibellino, ultimately of Slavonic origin; compare sable
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