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[puh-lees] /pəˈlis/
an outer garment lined or trimmed with fur.
a woman's long cloak with slits for the arms.
Origin of pelisse
1710-20; < French < Late Latin pellicia mantle, noun use of feminine of Latin pellicius of skin, derivative of pellis skin Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • I was wrapped in my pelisse, and effectually eluded observation.

    Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon
  • The baby's pelisse, Daisy's frock, and Harold's own hat were placed by his side.

    How It All Came Round L. T. Meade
  • One of her servants, waiting with her pelisse, went down to order her carriage.

    The Duchesse de Langeais Honore de Balzac
  • Next day she spent some of the stolen money on a baby's bonnet and pelisse.

    To Tell You the Truth Leonard Merrick
  • Fig. 80 is the pattern embroidered on the sleeve of the pelisse.

    Dress as a Fine Art Mary Philadelphia Merrifield
  • This pelisse reaches to the knees, and is well open in front.

    English Costume

    Dion Clayton Calthrop
  • "We are getting on," he said, placing the pocket-book in the pocket of the pelisse.

  • Then, having slipped on a pelisse, she accompanied him as far as the Nid-aux-Crocs.

    The Chouans Honore de Balzac
  • Then she clad herself in hood and pelisse, and went in search of her daughter.

    Good Stories For Great Holidays Frances Jenkins Olcott
  • He was struck from his horse by a piece of case shot, but his pelisse saved him.

British Dictionary definitions for pelisse


a fur-trimmed cloak
a high-waisted loose coat, usually fur-trimmed, worn esp by women in the early 19th century
Word Origin
C18: via Old French from Medieval Latin pellicia cloak, from Latin pellis skin
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