Ermine has several uses:
  • A common name for the stoat
    The stoat , also known as the ermine or short-tailed weasel, is a species of Mustelid native to Eurasia and North America, distinguished from the least weasel by its larger size and longer tail with a prominent black tip...

     (Mustela erminea)
  • The white fur
    Fur is a synonym for hair, used more in reference to non-human animals, usually mammals; particularly those with extensives body hair coverage. The term is sometimes used to refer to the body hair of an animal as a complete coat, also known as the "pelage". Fur is also used to refer to animal...

     and black tail end of this animal, which is historically worn by and associated with royalty and high officials
  • For the heraldic use of the same fur, see Ermine (heraldry)
    Ermine (heraldry)
    Ermine is a heraldic fur representing the winter coat of the stoat . Many skins would be sewn together to make a luxurious garment, producing a pattern of small black spots on a white field...

  • "Ermine marks" are dark patches of color on the white limb of a horse, just above the level of the hoof
    A hoof , plural hooves or hoofs , is the tip of a toe of an ungulate mammal, strengthened by a thick horny covering. The hoof consists of a hard or rubbery sole, and a hard wall formed by a thick nail rolled around the tip of the toe. The weight of the animal is normally borne by both the sole...

  • Ermine moth
    Ermine moth
    The family Yponomeutidae are known as the ermine moths, with several hundred species, most of them in the tropics. The larvae tend to form communal webs, and some are minor pests in agriculture, forestry, and horticulture. Some of the adults are very attractive...

    , a family of moths.
  • Ermine, Kentucky
    Ermine, Kentucky
    Ermine is an unincorporated community in Letcher County, Kentucky, United States. Its ZIP Code is 41815....

    , a town in the U.S. state of Kentucky
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