Meaning of erminois in English:


Pronunciation /ˌəːmɪˈnɔɪz/


mass nounHeraldry
  • Fur resembling ermine but with black spots on a gold ground.

    ‘Erminois is a golden field with black spots, and pean is a black field with golden spots.’
    • ‘Ermine furs are a basic field scattered with ermine spots, and are treated according to their base field color; thus ermine and erminois would be considered metal fields.’


Mid 16th century from Old French, from hermine ‘ermine’.