- 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.
Origin of morion1
- a variety of smoky quartz of a dark-brown or nearly black color.
Origin of morion2
Examples from the Web for morion
Historical Examples of morion
His head was uncovered, and on the table at his side stood the morion he had doffed.The Tavern Knight
He took off his coat of mail and his morion, but kept his sword in his hand.Epic and Romance
W. P. Ker
About the end of the 16th century the usual English helmets were the burgonet and morion.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)
“Well, it do stun me,” he said, taking off his morion for a fresh scratch.Crown and Sceptre
George Manville Fenn
He looked up into the shadows under the morion, and then at his watch.Kophetua the Thirteenth
- a 16th-century helmet with a brim and wide comb
Word Origin for morion
- a smoky brown, grey, or blackish variety of quartz, used as a gemstone