Sable (heraldry)

In heraldry, sable (/ˈsbəl/) is the tincture black, and belongs to the class of dark tinctures, called "colours". In engravings and line drawings, it is sometimes depicted as a region of crossed horizontal and vertical lines, or else marked with sa. as an abbreviation.

Non-heraldic equivalentBlack
Monochromatic designations
Hatching pattern 
Tricking abbr.s., Sa.
Poetic designations
Heavenly bodySaturn, ♄
FlowerThe herb nightshade, in these circumstances also called dwal[1]

The name derives from the black fur of the sable, a species of marten.

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