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ermine

noun [U] uk   /ˈɜː.mɪn/ us    /ˈɝː-/
expensive white fur with black spots that is the winter fur of the stoat (= a small mammal) and is used to decorate formal clothes worn by kings, queens, judges, etc.
Translations of “ermine”
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於君主、法官等服飾中的)白鼬毛皮…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于君主、法官等服饰中的)白鼬毛皮…
(Definition of ermine from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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