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Also known as ermine (once a fur-industry staple), these mustelids turn completely white in winter except for the black tips of their tails.
Historically admired by royalty, ermine pelts were used for royal robes, in portraits, and as a design in heraldry.
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Origin and Etymology of ermine
First Known Use: 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of ermine for English Language Learners
: a small animal that has a long body and fur that turns white in winter
: the white fur of an ermine
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