of or having to do with sables
Origin of zibelineFrench zibeline from Italian zibellino from Slavic, Slavonic base from source sable
- the fur of the sable
- a soft woolen dress material with a furlike nap
- A thick lustrous soft fabric of wool or other animal hair, such as mohair, having a silky nap.
- The sable or its fur.
Origin of zibelineFrench sable from Middle French from Italian zibellino from Old Italian ultimately of Slavic originRussian sobol' from Old Russian sobolĭ ; see sable.