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Definition of Vair

Vair
Vair Vair, n. [F. vair, from OF. vair, a., L. varius various, variegated. See Various, and cf. Menivel.] The skin of the squirrel, much used in the fourteenth century as fur for garments, and frequently mentioned by writers of that period in describing the costly dresses of kings, nobles, and prelates. It is represented in heraldry by a series of small shields placed close together, and alternately white and blue. --Fairholt. No vair or ermine decked his garment. --Sir W. Scott. Counter vair (Her.), a fur resembling vair, except in the arrangement of the patches or figures.

Meaning of Vair from wikipedia

- Vair (/vɛər/; from Latin varius "variegated"), originating as a processed form of squirrel fur, gave its name to a set of different patterns used in heraldry...
- Vair may refer to: Vair, a heraldic tincture Vair (river), a tributary of the Meuse in Lorraine, France Vair, Texas, a town in the United States Guillaume...
- Guillaume du Vair (7 March 1556 – 3 August 1621) was a French author and lawyer. He was born in Paris. After taking holy orders, he exercised only legal...
- Stephen James Bertram Vair (October 11, 1886 – July 27, 1959) was a professional ice hockey player who pla**** in various professional and amateur leagues...
- The Château de Cheverny (pronounced "Shuh-vair-nee") is located at Cheverny, in the département of Loir-et-Cher in the Loire Valley in France. It is one...
- the fur is termed gros vair or beffroi; if of six or more, it is menu-vair, or miniver. A common variation is counter-vair, in which alternating rows...
- The Vair is a 65.3-kilometre (40.6 mi) river in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France. It rises in Dombrot-le-Sec and flows generally...
- Vair is a town in Trinity County, Texas, located on Highway 94. It was established after 1900. "Vair, TX". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical...
- miniver gros, or vair, is the whole fur, including the grey, and miniver pure retains only the white part. The heraldic fur, vair, translates the grey...
- ermine and vair. Ermine represents the fur of the stoat, a type of weasel, in its white winter coat, when it is called an ermine. Vair represents the...
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