miniver

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from Old French menu vair (squirrel, squirrel fur), from menu (small) + vair (a type of fur)

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miniver (plural minivers)

  1. A light gray or white fur used to trim the robes of judges or state executives, also used in medieval times.
    • 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book XII:
      Than there com furth a lykly knyght, and well apparaylede in scarlet furred with menyvere.

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