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mandilion

[ man-dil-yuhn ]
/ mænˈdɪl yən /
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noun
a short cloak, with full hanging sleeves, often open or slit under the arms, worn by soldiers in the 16th and 17th centuries.
a similar garment without sleeves, worn by servants in the 16th and 17th centuries.
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Origin of mandilion

1570–80; <Middle French <Italian mandiglione, augmentative of mandiglia<Middle French mandil(le) ≪ Medieval Greek mandḗlion<Latin mantēl(i)um hand towel, napkin
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