Vair Definition

A fur, usually from a gray and white squirrel, used for trimming and lining clothes in the Middle Ages.
Webster's New World
A representation of fur.
American Heritage
The representation of a fur, indicated in engravings by rows of small bells, alternately upright and turned down.
Webster's New World

Origin of Vair

  • From Old French vair, veir, from the accusative singular masculine form of Latin varius (“variegated").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French variegated, vair from Latin varius variegated

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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