[ hoop-lahnd, -land ]
/ ˈhup lɑnd, -lænd /
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(in the Middle Ages) a robe or long tunic, belted or with a fitted bodice, usually having full trailing sleeves and often trimmed or lined with fur.
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Origin of houppelande
1350–1400; Middle English hopeland<Middle French < ?
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Example sentences from the Web for houppelande
We are still in the age of the houppelande, the time of cut edges, jagging, big sleeves and trailing gowns.
The sixth and last of this group is wearing an unbound houppelande—that is, he wears no belt.