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houppelande

or houpe·lande

[ hoop-lahnd, -land ]
/ ˈhup lɑnd, -lænd /
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noun
(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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How to use houppelande in a sentence

  • 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
  • The sixth and last of this group is wearing an unbound houppelande—that is, he wears no belt.

    English Costume|Dion Clayton Calthrop
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