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Vair definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

VAIR, n. In heraldry, a kind of fur or doubling, consisting of divers little picees, argent and azure, resembling a bell-glass.

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English veir, from Anglo-French vair, from vair, adjective, mottled, variegated, from Latin varius variegated, various Date: 13th century the bluish-gray and white fur of a squirrel prized for ornamental use in medieval times

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 archaic or hist. a squirrel-fur widely used for medieval linings and trimmings. 2 Heraldry fur represented by small shield-shaped or bell-shaped figures usu. alternately azure and argent. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L (as VARIOUS)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Vair Vair, n. [F. vair, from OF. vair, a., L. varius various, variegated. See Various, and cf. Menivel.] The skin of the squirrel, much used in the fourteenth century as fur for garments, and frequently mentioned by writers of that period in describing the costly dresses of kings, nobles, and prelates. It is represented in heraldry by a series of small shields placed close together, and alternately white and blue. --Fairholt. No vair or ermine decked his garment. --Sir W. Scott. Counter vair (Her.), a fur resembling vair, except in the arrangement of the patches or figures.



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