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morion

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[ mawr-ee-on, mohr- ]
/ ˈmɔr iˌɒn, ˈmoʊr- /
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noun

an open helmet of the 16th and early 17th centuries, worn by common soldiers and usually having a flat or turned-down brim and a crest from front to back.

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Origin of morion

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1555–65; <Middle French <Spanish morrión, equivalent to morr(o) top of head + -ión noun suffix

Definition for morion (2 of 2)

morion2
[ mawr-ee-on, mohr- ]
/ ˈmɔr iˌɒn, ˈmoʊr- /

noun

a variety of smoky quartz of a dark-brown or nearly black color.

Origin of morion

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1740–50; <Latin mōrion, misreading of mormorion a kind of crystal
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British Dictionary definitions for morion (1 of 2)

morion1
/ (ˈmɔːrɪən) /

noun

a 16th-century helmet with a brim and wide comb

Word Origin for morion

C16: via Old French from Spanish morrión, perhaps from morra crown of the head

British Dictionary definitions for morion (2 of 2)

morion2
/ (ˈmɔːrɪən) /

noun

a smoky brown, grey, or blackish variety of quartz, used as a gemstone

Word Origin for morion

C18: via French from Latin mōrion, a misreading of mormorion
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