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houppelande

or houpe·lande

[hoop-lahnd, -land]
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noun
  1. (in the Middle Ages) a robe or long tunic, belted or with a fitted bodice, usually having full trailing sleeves and often trimmed or lined with fur.

Origin of houppelande

1350–1400; Middle English hopeland < Middle French < ?
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Historical Examples

  • We are still in the age of the houppelande, the time of cut edges, jagging, big sleeves and trailing gowns.

    English Costume

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