sable

n.

  1. A carnivorous animal of the Weasel family (Mustela zibellina) native of the northern latitudes of Europe, Asia, and America, -- noted for its fine, soft, and valuable fur.
  2. The fur of the sable.
  3. A mourning garment; a funeral robe; -- generally in the plural.
  4. The tincture black; -- represented by vertical and horizontal lines crossing each other.

a.

  1. Of the color of the sable's fur; dark; black; -- used chiefly in poetry.

v. t.

  1. To render sable or dark; to drape darkly or in black.