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houppelande

or houpelande

[hoop-lahnd, -land] /ˈhup lɑnd, -lænd/
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
1350-1400; Middle English hopeland < Middle French < ?
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  • We are still in the age of the houppelande, the time of cut edges, jagging, big sleeves and trailing gowns.

    English Costume

    Dion Clayton Calthrop

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