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Sable

[sey-buh l] /ˈseɪ bəl/
noun
1.
Cape, a cape on a small island at the SW tip of Nova Scotia, Canada: lighthouse.
2.
Cape, a cape at the S tip of Florida.
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British Dictionary definitions for cape sable

sable

/ˈseɪbəl/
noun (pl) -bles, -ble
1.
a marten, Martes zibellina, of N Asian forests, with dark brown luxuriant fur related adjective zibeline
2.
  1. the highly valued fur of this animal
  2. (as modifier) a sable coat
3.
American sable, the brown, slightly less valuable fur of the American marten, Martes americana
4.
the colour of sable fur: a dark brown to yellowish-brown colour
adjective
5.
of the colour of sable fur
6.
black; dark; gloomy
7.
(usually postpositive) (heraldry) of the colour black
Word Origin
C15: from Old French, from Old High German zobel, of Slavic origin; related to Russian sobol', Polish sobol

Sable

/ˈseɪbəl/
noun Cape Sable
1.
a cape at the S tip of Florida: the southernmost point of continental US
2.
the southernmost point of Nova Scotia, Canada
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Word Origin and History for cape sable
sable
1423, from M.Fr. sable (also martre sable "sable martin"), in reference to the mammal or its fur, from O.Fr., from a Gmc. source (cf. M.Du. sabel, M.L.G. sabel, M.H.G. zobel), ultimately from a Slavic source (cf. Rus., Pol., Czech sobol, the name of the animal), "which itself is borrowed from an East-Asiatic language" [Klein].
sable
1352, "black" as a heraldic color, commonly identified with sable (1), but the animal's fur is brown and this may be a different word of unknown origin; it may reflect a medieval custom (unattested) of dyeing sable fur black.
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