chlamys

[ kley-mis, klam-is ]
/ ˈkleɪ mɪs, ˈklæm ɪs /
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noun, plural chla·mys·es [kley-mi-siz, klam-i-] /ˈkleɪ mɪ sɪz, ˈklæm ɪ-/, chlam·y·des [klam-i-deez] /ˈklæm ɪˌdiz/.

a short, fine woolen mantle worn by men in ancient Greece.

Nearby words

  1. chlamydia psittaci,
  2. chlamydia trachomatis,
  3. chlamydial,
  4. chlamydiosis,
  5. chlamydospore,
  6. chloanthite,
  7. chloasma,
  8. chlodwig,
  9. chloe,
  10. chlor-

Origin of chlamys

1740–50; < Latin < Greek chlamýs

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