- Archaic a fur, usually from a gray and white squirrel, used for trimming and lining clothes in the Middle Ages
- Heraldry the representation of a fur, indicated in engravings by rows of small bells, alternately upright and turned down
Origin of vairMiddle English from OFr, vair, origin, originally , variegated from Classical Latin varius: see various
- A fur, probably squirrel, much used in medieval times to line and trim robes.
- Heraldry A representation of fur.
Origin of vairMiddle English from Old French variegated, vair from Latin varius variegated
From Old French vair, veir, from the accusative singular masculine form of Latin varius (“variegated").