Definition of zibeline in English:

zibeline

Pronunciation /ˈzibəˌlīn/ /-ˌlēn/ /-lin/ /ˈzɪbəlaɪn/

noun

  • 1A thick soft fabric made of wool and other animal hair, such as mohair, with a flattened silky nap.

  • 2The fur of the sable.

adjective

  • Relating to the sable.

Origin

French ‘sable’, from Italian zibellino, probably from a Slavic word; compare with sable.