A fur, probably squirrel, much used in medieval times to line and trim robes.
(heraldry) A representation of fur.
(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 vair
- Middle English from Old French variegated, vair from Latin varius variegated
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French vair, veir, from the accusative singular masculine form of Latin varius (“variegated").