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



    BrE BrE//ˈseɪbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪbl//
    Wild mammals
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  1. 1 [countable] a small animal from northern Asia with dark yellowish-brown fur See related entries: Wild mammals
  2. 2 [uncountable] the skin and fur of the sable, used for making expensive coats and artists’ brushes
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, in the sense ‘sable fur’, from medieval Latin sabelum, of Slavic origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sable