noun, plural pae·nu·lae [peen-yuh-lee] /ˈpin yəˌli/, pae·nu·las.
a long, circular cloak, sleeveless and often hooded, worn by the poorer classes in ancient Rome.
Origin of paenula
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1745–55
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