Definition of vair
: the bluish-gray and white fur of a squirrel prized for ornamental use in medieval times
Origin and Etymology of vair
Middle English veir, borrowed from Anglo-French vair, noun derivative of vair “mottled, variegated,” going back to Latin varius “variegated, varied” — more at 1various
First Known Use: 13th century
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