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[min-uh-ver] /ˈmɪn ə vər/

(in the Middle Ages) a fur of white or spotted white and gray used for linings and trimmings.
Compare (def 1).
any white fur, particularly that of the ermine, used especially on robes of state.
white fur, used in ceremonial costumes

fur lining and trimming in a garment, c.1300, from Old French menu vair “minor fur;” see menu + vair.


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