miniver

noun min·i·ver \ ˈmi-nə-vər \

Definition of miniver

:a white fur worn originally by medieval nobles and used chiefly for robes of state

Origin and Etymology of miniver

Middle English meniver, from Anglo-French menever, from menu small + ver, vair vair


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