[ hoop-lahnd, -land ]
/ ˈhup lɑnd, -lænd /
(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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We are still in the age of the houppelande, the time of cut edges, jagging, big sleeves and trailing gowns.English Costume|Dion Clayton Calthrop