- a tunic or surcoat, longer in back than in front, worn over armor in the Middle Ages.
- a similar, full-length garment worn by women.
- a round robe with an elaborately ornamented border, worn by women in ancient Rome.
Origin of cyclas
1825–35; < Medieval Latin, Latin < Greek kyklás, noun use of kyklás encircling, akin to kýklos cycle
- a group of Greek islands in the S Aegean. 1023 sq. mi. (2650 sq. km).
Greek Ki·klá·dhes [kee-klah-th es] /kiˈklɑ ðɛs/.
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Examples from the Web for cyclas
A genus composed of Cyclas amnica, and other similar species.A Conchological Manual
George Brettingham Sowerby
Hosen, shirts, cyclas, and under-jupons are in the brown basket on the left side of the mule.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
With patience and a little skill, bivalves as small as Cyclas cornea may be treated in this way.
Sometimes this gland is found in the young and not in the adult (Anodonta, Unio, Cyclas).
It is many years since I have looked at a fresh-water shell, but I should have said that the shell was Cyclas cornea.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II
- a group of over 200 islands in the S Aegean Sea, forming a department of Greece. Capital: Hermoupolis (Ermoupoli, on Syros). Pop: 112 615 (2001). Area: 2572 sq km (993 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Kikládhes