Definition of ermine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɜːmɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɜːrmɪn//
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the white winter fur of the stoat, used especially to decorate the formal clothes of judges, kings, etc. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French hermine, probably from medieval Latin (mus) Armenius ‘Armenian (mouse)’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ermine

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