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Definition of Ermine
ErmineErmine Er"mine, n. [OF. ermine, F. hermine, prob. of German
origin; cf. OHG. harmo, G. hermelin, akin to Lith. szarm?,
szarmonys, weasel, cf. AS. hearma; but cf. also LL.
armelinus, armellina, hermellina, and pellis Armenia, the fur
of the Armenian rat, mus Armenius, the animal being found
also in Armenia.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A valuable fur-bearing animal of the genus
Mustela (M. erminea), allied to the weasel; the stoat.
It is found in the northern parts of Asia, Europe, and
America. In summer it is brown, but in winter it becomes
white, except the tip of the tail, which is always black.
2. The fur of the ermine, as prepared for ornamenting
garments of royalty, etc., by having the tips of the
tails, which are black, arranged at regular intervals
throughout the white.
3. By metonymy, the office or functions of a judge, whose
state robe, lined with ermine, is emblematical of purity
and honor without stain. --Chatham.
4. (Her.) One of the furs. See Fur (Her.)
Note: Ermine is represented by an argent field, tufted with
black. Ermines is the reverse of ermine, being black,
spotted or timbered with argent. Erminois is the same
as ermine, except that or is substituted for argent.
Ermine moth (Zo["o]l.), a white moth with black spots (esp.
Yponomeuta padella of Europe); -- so called on account
of the resemblance of its covering to the fur of the
ermine; also applied to certain white bombycid moths of
Ermine Er"mine, v. t.
To clothe with, or as with, ermine.
The snows that have ermined it in the winter. --Lowell.
Meaning of Ermine from wikipedia
- the notably
larger, closely related native
long-tailed weasel. The name ermine
is used for any species
in the genus
the stoat, in its...
- Lady with an Ermine
(Italian: Dama con l'ermellino [ˈdaːma kon lermelˈliːno]; Polish: Dama z gronostajem) is a painting
by Italian artist Leonardo
(/ˈɜːrmɪn/) in heraldry
is a "fur", a type of tincture, consisting
of a white background
with a pattern
of black shapes representing
is the common
name for the stoat
(Mustela erminea), more especially
in its white winter
may also refer
(heraldry), the white...
- Ermine Street
is the name of a major Roman
road in England
that ran from London
(Londinium) to Lincoln
(Lindum Colonia) and York (Ebora****). The Old English...
CM (July 23, 1926 – February
15, 2019) was a Canadian politician
in the Senate
from 1993 to 2001. Born Erminie
- Catholic Church
of years. The ermine
is the national symbol
of Brittany, and the Breton
flag has an ermine
canton. The weasel
is ****ociated with...
her to have an "iconic" look, and so constructed
a robe made of ermine
that This is the queen
at her most queenly, in her ceremonial...
- of the Ermine
of the Ermine
(France), a chivalric order Order
of the Ermine
(Naples), a chivalric order Order
of the Ermine
- That Lady in Ermine
is a 1948 American Technicolor musical
Lubitsch. The screenplay
by Samson Raphaelson
on the operetta...
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