What is ermine?
a stoat, especially when in its white winter coat. The stoat or short-tailed weasel, also known as the ermine, is a mustelid native to Eurasia and North America. Ermine definition is - any of several weasels whose coats become white in winter usually with black on the tip of the tail; especially : a weasel (Mustela erminea). Ermine definition, an Old World weasel, Mustela erminea, having in its winter color phase a white coat with black at the tip of the tail. Ermine definition: Ermine is expensive white fur that comes from small animals called stoats. Ermine, (Mustela erminea), also called stoat, short-tailed weasel, or Bonaparte weasel, northern weasel species in the genus Mustela, family Mustelidae.