- plate armor for the lower part of the face and the throat, used with a burgonet.
Origin of buffe
1590–1600; < Middle French < Italian buffa, probably special use of buffa puff of breath, hard breath; see buffoon
[boo-fuh; Italian boof-fah]
- a woman who sings comic roles in opera.
- opera buffa.
Origin of buffa
< Italian; feminine of buffo
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It was completed by a "buffe," or chin-piece, similar to the bavier.A Complete Guide to Heraldry
Arthur Charles Fox-Davies