zibeline[zib′ə līn′, -lēn′, -lin]
Origin: Fr 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
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- A thick lustrous soft fabric of wool and other animal hair, such as mohair, having a silky nap.
- The sable or its fur.
Origin: French, sable, from Italian zibellino, of Slavic origin.