TITLE

Ermine

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Ermine, any weasel whose fur turns white in winter. The term usually refers to the short-tailed weasel, or stoat (Mustela erminea), of Eurasia and North America. Ermine fur is valuable and was once reserved for royalty. As a symbol of purity and honor, the fur was used to line the robes of judges.
ACCESSION #
37310035

 

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