sable, sable brush, sable's hair pencil(noun)
an artist's brush made of sable hairs
the expensive dark brown fur of the marten
coal black, ebony, jet black, pitch black, sable, soot black(noun)
a very dark black
a scarf (or trimming) made of sable
sable, Martes zibellina(adj)
marten of northern Asian forests having luxuriant dark brown fur
of a dark somewhat brownish black
: A black colour on a coat of arms.
A small carnivorous mammal of the Old World that resembles a weasel, Mustela zibellina, from cold regions in Eurasia and the North Pacific islands, valued for its dark brown fur.
The marten, especially Mustela americana.
Black garments worn in mourning.
The fur or pelt of the sable or other species of martens; a coat made from this fur.
An artist's brush made from the fur of the sable.
Of the black colour sable.
: In blazon, of the colour black.
Made of sable fur.
Origin: C.1275, ; from sable and martre sable, in reference to the animal or its fur; from sabel (compare sabel, zobel); ultimately from an Old Slavonic or Baltic word (compare соболь (sóbol'), soból, sobol). Compare also samōr.
a carnivorous animal of the Weasel family (Mustela zibellina) native of the northern latitudes of Europe, Asia, and America, -- noted for its fine, soft, and valuable fur
the fur of the sable
a mourning garment; a funeral robe; -- generally in the plural
the tincture black; -- represented by vertical and horizontal lines crossing each other
of the color of the sable's fur; dark; black; -- used chiefly in poetry
to render sable or dark; to drape darkly or in black
Origin: [OF. sable, F. zibeline sable (in sense 4), LL. sabellum; cf. D. sabel, Dan. sabel, zobel, Sw. sabel, sobel, G. zobel; all fr. Russ. sbole.]
The sable is a species of marten which inhabits forest environments, primarily in Russia from the Ural Mountains throughout Siberia, eastern Kazakhstan, northern Mongolia, China, North and South Korea and Hokkaidō in Japan. Its range in the wild originally extended through European Russia to Poland and Scandinavia. It has historically been harvested for its highly valued fur, which remains a luxury good to this day. While hunting of wild animals is still common in Russia, most fur in the market is now commercially farmed.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sā′bl, n. a Siberian species of Marten, with lustrous dark-brown or blackish fur: its fur: a fine paint-brush made of sable: the colour black: (pl.) black clothes, mourning clothes.—adj. of the colour of the sable's fur: blackish, dark-brown: made of the fur of the sable.—v.t. to sadden.&mdashmdash;adjs. Sā′ble-stoled; Sā′ble-vest′ed. [O. Fr. sable—Russ. sabolĭ.]
ables, baels, bales, Basel, Basle, blasé, blase, Blase
The numerical value of sable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of sable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- Zobel, schwarzGerman
- cebellina, sableSpanish
- soopelinnahka, soopeliFinnish
- sobul, sibiriskur márur, savalFaroese
- martre, sable, zibelineFrench
- fekete, cobolyHungarian
- クロテン, クロテンの毛皮, 黒色Japanese
- mus silvestrisLatin
- sabulis, sabuļādaLatvian
- црн, самур, црнаMacedonian
- zwart, sabelDutch
- soból, czarna, czarnyPolish
- saibro, zibelina, sablePortuguese
- samur, neagră, negru, zibelinăRomanian
- соболь, черныйRussian
- самур, sabolj, црна, crna, сабољ, samurSerbo-Croatian
- sobel, svart, sobelpälsSwedish
- su samuru, samurTurkish
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