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"sable" in British English

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sablenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈseɪ.bl̩/
a ​smallanimal with ​thick, ​warmfur, or the ​fur of this ​animal used for making ​clothes and ​artists' ​brushes
literary a very ​dark or ​blackcolour


uk   us   /ˈseɪ.bl̩/ literary
having a very ​dark or ​blackcolour
(Definition of sable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sablenoun [C]

 us   /ˈseɪ·bəl/ (plural sables or sable)
a ​smallanimal from ​coldregions that has very ​soft, ​darkbrownfur, or the ​fur of this ​animal used esp. to make ​expensivecoats
(Definition of sable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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