n.1.(Zool.) A valuable fur-bearing animal of the genus Mustela (M. erminea), allied to the weasel; the stoat. It is found in the northern parts of Asia, Europe, and America. In summer it is brown, but in winter it becomes white, except the tip of the tail, which is always black.
2.The fur of the ermine, as prepared for ornamenting garments of royalty, etc., by having the tips of the tails, which are black, arranged at regular intervals throughout the white.
3.By metonymy, the office or functions of a judge, whose state robe, lined with ermine, is emblematical of purity and honor without stain.
4.(Her.) One of the furs. See Fur (Her.)
Ermine moth
(Zool.) a white moth with black spots (esp. Yponomeuta padella of Europe); - so called on account of the resemblance of its covering to the fur of the ermine; also applied to certain white bombycid moths of America.
v. t.1.To clothe with, or as with, ermine.
Noun1.ermine - the expensive white fur of the ermine
2.Ermineermine - mustelid of northern hemisphere in its white winter coat
To dream that you are wearing an ermine, signifies your quest for wealth and wants will lead to misery. To see others wearing ermine, denotes that you will be associated with wealthy people who have a distinct taste for art and literature.Australian seal, achievement, alerion, animal charge, annulet, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms, azure, bandeau, bar, bar sinister, baton, bearings, bearskin, beaver, beaverette, bend, bend sinister, billet, black fox, black marten, black sable, blazon, blazonry, bordure, broad arrow, brook mink, buckskin, cadency mark, calf, calfskin, canton, cap of dignity, cap of maintenance, capeskin, cat, chaplet, charge, chevron, chief, chinchilla, chinchillette, coast seal, coat of arms, cockatrice, coney, coronet, cowhide, crescent, crest, cross, cross moline, crown, deerskin, device, diadem, difference, differencing, doeskin, eagle, electric seal, ermines, erminites, erminois, escutcheon, falcon, fess, fess point, field, file, flanch, fleece, fleur-de-lis, fox, fret, fur, furs, fusil, garland, genet, goatskin, great seal, griffin, gules, gyron, hatchment, helmet, heraldic device, honor point, impalement, impaling, inescutcheon, jaguar, label, lapin, leopard, lion, lozenge, mantling, marmot, marshaling, marten, martlet, mascle, merino, metal, mink, mole, moleskin, monkey, motto, mullet, muskrat, nombril point, nutria, octofoil, or, orb, ordinary, orle, otter, pale, paly, pean, pelts, pheon, pigskin, privy seal, purple, purple pall, purpure, quarter, quartering, rabbit, rabbitskin, raccoon, regalia, robe of state, rod, rod of empire, rose, royal crown, sable, saltire, scepter, scutcheon, seal, shagreen, sheepskin, shield, signet, skunk, spread eagle, squirrel, subordinary, tenne, tiara, tiger, tincture, torse, tressure, triple plume, unicorn, uraeus, vair, vert, white fox, wool, wreath, yale
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