or zib·el·line

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


of or relating to the sable.


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

Words nearby zibeline

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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British Dictionary definitions for zibeline

/ (ˈzɪbəˌlaɪn, -lɪn) /


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

Word Origin for zibeline

C16: from French, from Old Italian zibellino, ultimately of Slavonic origin; compare sable
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