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zibeline

[zib-uh-lahyn, -leen, -lin] /ˈzɪb əˌlaɪn, -ˌlin, -lɪn/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the sable.
noun
2.
the fur of the sable.
3.
a thick woolen cloth with a flattened hairy nap.
Also, zibelline.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Middle French < Italian zibellino, ultimately from the same source as sable; compare Old French, Old Provençal sebelin
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Examples for zibeline
  • Worn with this coat is a double flounced skirt of a rich brown zibeline made over taffeta of the same color.
British Dictionary definitions for zibeline

zibeline

/ˈzɪbəˌlaɪn; -lɪn/
noun
1.
a sable or the fur of this animal
2.
a thick cloth made of wool or other animal hair, having a long nap and a dull sheen
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or resembling a sable
Word Origin
C16: from French, from Old Italian zibellino, ultimately of Slavonic origin; compare sable
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