Etymology
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miniver (n.)

a type of fur once commonly used for lining and trimming in garments, mid-13c., from Old French menu vair "minor fur;" see menu + vair. The exact description of the thing and meaning of the term is now unclear; according to older French sources, it came from some kind of squirrel.

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Definitions of miniver

miniver (n.)
trimming on ceremonial robes consisting of white or light grey fur;
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