pelerine

[ pel-uh-reen, pel-er-in ]
/ ˌpɛl əˈrin, ˈpɛl ər ɪn /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. pelasgic,
  2. pele,
  3. pele's hair,
  4. pele's tears,
  5. pelecypod,
  6. peleus,
  7. pelew islands,
  8. pelf,
  9. pelger-huët nuclear anomaly,
  10. pelham

Origin of pelerine

1735–45; < French pèlerine, feminine of pèlerin pilgrim

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British Dictionary definitions for pelerine

pelerine

/ (ˈpɛləˌriːn) /

noun

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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