graveclothes

[greyv-klohz, -klohth z]

plural noun

the clothes or wrappings in which a body is buried; cerements.

Origin of graveclothes

First recorded in 1525–35; grave1 + clothes
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British Dictionary definitions for grave clothes

grave clothes

pl n

the wrappings in which a dead body is interred
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