A carnivorous mammal (Martes zibellina) of northern Europe and Asia, having soft dark fur. The pelt or fur of this animal. The similar fur of other species of martens. The color black, especially in heraldry. Black garments worn in mourning. A grayish yellowish brown. A sablefish. Of a grayish yellowish brown. Of the color black, as in heraldry or mourning. Dark; somber. Of the fur of the sable: a sable coat.