Plain white fur used for lining or trimming clothes.
- ‘A fifteenth-century observer described artist's brushes made of miniver fur mounted in quill handles.’
- ‘He had no light-weight mantle, only the green one trimmed with gold wire and lined with miniver.’
Middle English: from Old French menu vair little vair from menu little + vair squirrel fur (see vair).
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