miniver

noun
min·​i·​ver | \ ˈmi-nə-vər How to pronounce miniver (audio) \

Definition of miniver

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

First Known Use of miniver

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for miniver

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

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“Miniver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miniver. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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