Meaning of “ermine” in the English Dictionary

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"ermine" in British English

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erminenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈɜː.mɪn/ us /ˈɝː.mɪn/

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.

(Definition of “ermine” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)