pelisse

[puh-lees]
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Origin of pelisse

1710–20; < French < Late Latin pellicia mantle, noun use of feminine of Latin pellicius of skin, derivative of pellis skin
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pelisse

noun
  1. a fur-trimmed cloak
  2. a high-waisted loose coat, usually fur-trimmed, worn esp by women in the early 19th century

Word Origin for pelisse

C18: via Old French from Medieval Latin pellicia cloak, from Latin pellis skin
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