Pronunciation: (min'u-vur), [key]
1. (in the Middle Ages) a fur of white or spotted white and gray used for linings and trimmings. Cf. vair (def. 1).
2. any white fur, particularly that of the ermine, used esp. on robes of state. Also,minever.
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