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[pel-uh-reen, pel-er-in]
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  1. a woman's cape of fur or cloth, usually waist-length in back with long descending ends in front.
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Origin of pelerine

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

  • A veil, a shawl, or a pelerine of white lace may be washed in this manner.

    Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book

    Eliza Leslie

  • Your travelling-dress for summer should have a large cape or pelerine of the same.

  • Pelerine, pel′ėr-in, n. a woman's tippet or cape with long ends coming down in front.

  • She borrowed minds and gestures as later she borrowed Grandma Buntain's pelerine and bonnet.


    Neil Munro

  • She was next informed that she could not be presentable without a French pelerine of embroidered muslin.

    Pencil Sketches

    Eliza Leslie

British Dictionary definitions for pelerine


  1. a woman's narrow cape with long pointed ends in front
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Word Origin

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