ermine ermine  /ˈɜr mən/


  1. (n) the expensive white fur of the ermine
  2. (n) mustelid of northern hemisphere in its white winter coat



  1. The Most Eminent and Reverend Lord Cardinals will attend it wearing their woolen robes with plain rochets and capes of violet silk with ermine fur.
  2. Gone were the orchids and the ermine.
  3. In her special wardrobe was a get-up that any pressagent might view with pride: an ermine bathing suit, ermine hat and ermine-lined mittens and boots.


  • Four Arts plans class on art masterpieces

    Joan Lipton is slated to explore the qualities that make an artwork a masterpiece Aug. 14 at The Society of the Four Arts’ Dixon Education Building. The class, which is part of the Campus on the Lake series, will be offered at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Works featured will include the Venus of Willendorf , which dates from 24,000 to 22,000 B.C., Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine, Francisco de Goya ...
    on July 25, 2013     Source: Palm Beach Daily News


  1. "I don't want to step out onstage with someone wearing a coronet and sporting the old ermine," Richards said.
    on Dec 11, 2003 By: Keith Richards Source: CNN International

  2. "The ermine is so fastidious that he will allow himself to be caught by hunters before he will take refuge in a muddy spot," wrote Leonardo da Vinci in his Bestiary.
    on Jan 23, 2008 By: Da Vinci Source: Village Voice

  3. Mr Salmond said: "How glad I am that this party will not be nominating any Scottish patriot to sit on the ermine benches between Lord Archer and Lord Watson."
    on Sep 22, 2005 By: Alex Salmond Source: BBC News

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