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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Mustelid of northern hemisphere in its white winter coat; The expensive white fur of the mustelid.

Usage examples (36)
  • I doubt you'll see me in ermine, I have no desire to be the Scarlet Jim Purnell .
  • During said ceremony, Moon and his wife are wrapped in ermine robes and crowned by an Illinois Congressman.
  • This practice is still continued with regard to the ermine, which is spotted with black lamb's-skin.
  • The ermine is a beautiful little animal, as white as milk, except the tip of the tail, which is of a jet black. for more
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