vair

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noun \ˈver\

Definition of vair

  1. :  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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