Meniver
Meniver Men"i*ver, n. [OF. menuver, menuveir, menuvair, a grayish fur; menu small + vair a kind of fur. See {Minute}, a., and {Vair}.] Same as {Miniver}. [1913 Webster]

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  • meniver — Menitto, meniver(e, meniye see Manitou, miniver, manyie …   Useful english dictionary

  • meniver — n. [Written also Miniver.] Ermine, stoat …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Miniver — Min i*ver, n. [See {Meniver}.] A fur esteemed in the Middle Ages as a part of costume. It is uncertain whether it was the fur of one animal only or of different animals. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • miniver — noun Etymology: Middle English meniver, from Anglo French menever, from menu small + ver, vair vair Date: 13th century a white fur worn originally by medieval nobles and used chiefly for robes of state …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • miniver — /min euh veuhr/, n. 1. (in the Middle Ages) a fur of white or spotted white and gray used for linings and trimmings. Cf. vair (def. 1). 2. any white fur, particularly that of the ermine, used esp. on robes of state. Also, minever. [1250 1300; ME… …   Universalium

  • minever — n. [Written also Meniver, Miniver, and Minifer.] Ermine, white stoat …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • stoat — n. Ermine (Mustela erminea), meniver …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • miniver — min•i•ver [[t]ˈmɪn ə vər[/t]] n. clo an undetermined fur of white or spotted white and gray used originally in the Middle Ages for linings and trimmings of robes of state Compare vair Etymology: 1250–1300; ME meniver < MF menu vair small vair; …   From formal English to slang

  • Menitto — Menitto, meniver(e, meniye see Manitou, miniver, manyie …   Useful english dictionary

  • menivere — Menitto, meniver(e, meniye see Manitou, miniver, manyie …   Useful english dictionary

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