Definition of erminois in English:

erminois

noun

Heraldry
  • Fur resembling ermine but with black spots on a gold ground.

    • ‘Ermine furs are a basic field scattered with ermine spots, and are treated according to their base field color; thus ermine and erminois would be considered metal fields.’
    • ‘Erminois is a golden field with black spots, and pean is a black field with golden spots.’

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Old French, from hermine ‘ermine’.

Pronunciation

erminois

/ˌərməˈnoiz/