Definitions for vairvɛər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a fur much used for lining and trimming garments in the 13th and 14th centuries, generally assumed to have been that of a variety of squirrel with a gray back and white belly.
Ref: Compare miniver. 1
Origin of vair:
1250–1300; < OF < L varium something particolored; see various
A type of fur from a squirrel with a black back and white belly, much used on garments in the Middle Ages.
An heraldic fur formed by a regular tessellation of blue and white bell shapes.
Origin: From vair, veir, from the accusative singular masculine form of varius.
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