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  1. a furred hood or hooded cape with long ends hanging down in front, formerly worn by the clergy.
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Also amice.

Origin of almuce

< Middle French almuce, aumuce. See amice2
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Historical Examples of almuce

  • Over that again is a tippet, a development of the almuce, or worn over it.

    The Customs of Old England

    F. J. Snell

  • The ends of the almuce can be seen in the opening of the cope, and its hood hangs over the shoulders.

  • He is also in ecclesiastical costume in processional vestments, without the cope exposing the almuce.

British Dictionary definitions for almuce


  1. a fur-lined hood or cape formerly worn by members of certain religious orders, more recently by canons of France
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Word Origin for almuce

C15: from Old French aumusse, from Medieval Latin almucia, of unknown origin
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