Origin of chiton
Examples from the Web for chiton
In the tightly stretched skirt of the chiton the sculptor has sacrificed grace for truth to nature and vivid movement.
The word Chiton, which in Greek means "shield," indicates the general shape of this shell, which resembles a shield.Charley's Museum|Unknown
The dress is a chiton with diplodion; part of the tresses of 291 hair which fall down on the back still remains.
Shoulders and upper part of back of a figure wearing a chiton.
Athen is dressed in a chiton with diplodion and has short hair.
British Dictionary definitions for chiton
Word Origin for chiton
Word Origin and History for chiton
mollusc genus, 1816, from Latinized form of Greek khiton "frock (worn by both sexes), tunic, mail coat" (see chitin). Used in English in literal sense of "ancient Greek tunic" from 1850. The molluscs also are known as "coat-of-mail shells" for their mail-like covering.