Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A thick lustrous soft fabric of wool or other animal hair, such as mohair, having a silky nap.
  • noun The sable or its fur.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of woolen dress-goods made from long wool and finished with a furry nap.
  • noun A fur, generally thought to be the same as sable.
  • Of, pertaining to, or related to the sable, Mustela zibellina. See sable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a thick, soft woolen fabric with a long nap
  • noun the sable, or its pelt

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, sable, from Italian zibellino, of Slavic origin.]

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  • A thick lustrous soft fabric of wool and other animal hair, such as mohair, having a silky nap.

    September 22, 2009

  • A soft lustrous wool fabric with mohair, alpaca, or camel's hair.

    July 7, 2018