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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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  • We accompanied him to the ante-chamber, where he hurriedly put on his pelisse, and again his eyes seemed to avoid mine.

    Katia Leo Tolstoy
  • I was wrapped in my pelisse, and effectually eluded observation.

    Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon
  • My quilt and my pelisse and my cloak were spread out so that I might lie spokewise, with my feet towards the central fire.

    Eothen A. W. Kinglake
  • Next day she spent some of the stolen money on a baby's bonnet and pelisse.

    To Tell You the Truth Leonard Merrick
  • My rapid movement in stooping had caused the despatch which I was carrying to fall out of the pocket of my pelisse.

  • Fig. 80 is the pattern embroidered on the sleeve of the pelisse.

    Dress as a Fine Art Mary Philadelphia Merrifield
  • Now go and get your pelisse and bonnet put on, for the carriage will soon be at the door.'

    The Blue Jar Story Book Maria Edgeworth
  • This pelisse reaches to the knees, and is well open in front.

    English Costume Dion Clayton Calthrop
  • Yes; it is a pelisse of peculiar cut, with hanging sleeves, and fastened by a silk band and buckle.

    Black Diamonds Mr Jkai
  • "We are getting on," he said, placing the pocket-book in the pocket of the pelisse.

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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