Ferret Fer"ret, n. [Ital. foretto, dim. of fiore flower; or F. fleuret. Cf. {Floret}.] A kind of narrow tape, usually made of woolen; sometimes of cotton or silk; -- called also {ferreting}. [1913 Webster]

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