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sable

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noun sa·ble \ˈsā-bəl\

Simple Definition of sable

  • : a small animal that lives in northern Asia and has soft, brown fur

  • : the fur of the sable

Full Definition of sable

plural sables

  1. 1a :  the color blackb :  black clothing worn in mourning —usually used in plural

  2. 2a or plural sable (1) :  a carnivorous mammal (Martes zibellina) of the weasel family that occurs chiefly in northern Asia (2) :  any of various animals related to the sableb :  the fur or pelt of a sable

  3. 3 :  the usually dark brown color of the fur of the sable

Examples of sable

  1. a brush made of sable



Origin of sable

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Middle Low German sabel sable or its fur, from Middle High German zobel, of Slavic origin; akin to Russian sobol' sable or its fur


First Known Use: 14th century

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sable

adjective sa·ble

Definition of sable

  1. 1 :  of the color black

  2. 2 :  dark, gloomy



15th Century

First Known Use of sable

15th century



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