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pelerine

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

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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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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