Origin of chiton
Related Words for chitonclam, abalone, snail, blouse, jacket, robe, coat, whelk, chiton, cuttlefish, limpet, surcoat, kirtle, toga
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Historical Examples of chiton
He tore his chiton from top to bottom and wrapped it about his mouth and nose.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae
From the chiton we now pass to the articles of dress of the nature of cloaks.
Identical with this in form is the chiton worn by Doric women.
Perhaps the commonest of the British species is Chiton cinereus.The Sea Shore
William S. Furneaux
Latreille, on the contrary, classed them near the mollusc, chiton.The Ocean World:
Word Origin 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.