zibeline

or zib·el·line

[ zib-uh-lahyn, -leen, -lin ]
/ ˈzɪb əˌlaɪn, -ˌlin, -lɪn /

adjective

of or relating to the sable.

noun

the fur of the sable.
a thick woolen cloth with a flattened hairy nap.

QUIZZES

IS YOUR VOCABULARY AS STRONG AS A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT? TRY THIS QUIZ TO SEE!

It may seem like fun and games but this quiz that uses vocab from popular stories will determine how much you know.
Question 1 of 10
disgruntle

Origin of zibeline

1575–85; <Middle French <Italian zibellino, ultimately from the same source as sable; compare Old French, Old Provençal sebelin

Words nearby zibeline

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for zibeline

British Dictionary definitions for zibeline

zibeline
/ (ˈzɪbəˌlaɪn, -lɪn) /

noun

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

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a sable

Word Origin for zibeline

C16: from French, from Old Italian zibellino, ultimately of Slavonic origin; compare sable
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012