Definition of sable :
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. A mourning garment; a funeral robe; - generally in the plural.
3. Of the color of the sable's fur; dark; black; - used chiefly in poetry.
4. The fur of the sable.
5. The tincture black; - represented by vertical and horizontal lines crossing each other.
6. To render sable or dark; to drape darkly or in black.
somber, bat, gloomy, swarthy, jet, dismal, sooty, mysterious, achromatic, ebony, inky, swart, black, colors, bearskin, obscure, coonskin, ebony tree, dusky, pitch black, murky, angora, dim, camelhair, bighorn sheep, soot black, shady, ebon, jet black, cashmere, badger, raven, dark, brown, sable brush, black bear, opaque, sable's hair pencil, felt, pitchy, pitch-dark, onyx, shadowy, coal black, anteater, Martes Zibellina, jetty
mammal (part of speech: noun)
fox, hippopotamus, camel, cavy, ibex, donkey, llama, hamster, hare, opossum, antelope, wolf, sheep, echidna, reindeer, mouse, koala, dog, hog, mole, squirrel, rabbit, horse, dingo, burro, hyena, wallaby, ox, coyote, elephant, caribou, ocelot, lion, leopard, gazelle, mink, cow, possum, platypus, moose, arctic fox, cat, otter, zebra, jaguar, panther, weasel, lynx, giraffe, gopher, polecat, stag, camelopard, bobcat, ermine, panda, mule, deer, chipmunk, bison, alpaca, goat, cheetah, wombat, rhinoceros, yak, kangaroo, puma, buffalo, swine, stoat, marmot, shrew, skunk, cougar, ferret, hedgehog, porcupine, beaver, gnu, bear, tiger, dromedary, sloth, pig, mongoose, chinchilla, jackal, rat, raccoon, lemming, elk, ass
- The champion cakewalker, much to the surprise of his sable companions, who were about equally swayed by admiration and jealousy, disappeared immediately after the close of the performance. - "The Marrow of Tradition", Charles W. Chesnutt.
- Had she gone to put on her sable coat on this hot night? - "Miss Mapp", Edward Frederic Benson.
- Early on the morning of the 22nd April 1819 this singular man led his force of 9000 sable warriors towards Grahamstown, and the affair had been conducted with so great secrecy that the few troops there were almost taken by surprise. - "Six Months at the Cape", R.M. Ballantyne.