Definition of miniver in US English:

miniver

noun

  • Plain white fur used for lining or trimming clothes.

    • ‘He had no light-weight mantle, only the green one trimmed with gold wire and lined with miniver.’
    • ‘A fifteenth-century observer described artist's brushes made of miniver fur mounted in quill handles.’

Origin

Middle English: from Old French menu vair ‘little vair’, from menu ‘little’ + vair ‘squirrel fur’ (see vair).

Pronunciation

miniver

/ˈminəvər//ˈmɪnəvər/