zibelline

zibeline

[zib-uh-lahyn, -leen, -lin]
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:
1575–85; < Middle French < Italian zibellino, ultimately from the same source as sable; compare Old French, Old Provençal sebelin

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zibeline (ˈzɪbəˌlaɪn, -lɪn)
 
n
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
 
adj
3.  of, relating to, or resembling a sable
 
[C16: from French, from Old Italian zibellino, ultimately of Slavonic origin; compare sable]

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