[pel-uh-reen, pel-er-in]


a woman's cape of fur or cloth, usually waist-length in back with long descending ends in front.

Origin of pelerine

1735–45; < French pèlerine, feminine of pèlerin pilgrim Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pelerine



a woman's narrow cape with long pointed ends in front

Word Origin for pelerine

C18: from French pèlerine, feminine of pèlerin pilgrim, that is, a pilgrim's cape
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