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English definition of “ermine”

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.The skin, hair and bone of non-human animals
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