What does the word ermine mean?

Usage examples for ermine

  1. She wore the robes of a queen, purple and ermine- diamonds blazed on the beautiful neck, arms, and fingers, and a tiara of the same brilliants crowned her regal head. – The Midnight Queen by May Agnes Fleming
  2. They that wear crowns love not to see disgrace befall the meanest of their blood, for something of the taint may sully even the ermine of Majesty. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. " Well, he's awfully picturesque," said Patty, quite undisturbed by her ignorance of the play, and looking admiringly at Lear's magnificent court robes of velvet and ermine, and his long, flowing white hair and beard, and the garland of flowers that lay loosely on the glistening white wig and trailed down behind. – Patty's Social Season by Carolyn Wells