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  1. an outer garment lined or trimmed with fur.
  2. a woman's long cloak with slits for the arms.
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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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Related Words for pelisse

mantle, shawl, cope, cloak, wrapper, cardinal, wrap, poncho, gabardine, tippet, pelisse, Vandyke, capote, mantilla, tabard, dolman, fichu, bertha, manteau, mantelletta

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Historical Examples of pelisse

  • I was wrapped in my pelisse, and effectually eluded observation.

    Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry

    Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon

  • The baby's pelisse, Daisy's frock, and Harold's own hat were placed by his side.

  • One of her servants, waiting with her pelisse, went down to order her carriage.

    The Duchesse de Langeais

    Honore de Balzac

  • Next day she spent some of the stolen money on a baby's bonnet and pelisse.

    To Tell You the Truth

    Leonard Merrick

  • Fig. 80 is the pattern embroidered on the sleeve of the pelisse.

    Dress as a Fine Art

    Mary Philadelphia Merrifield

British Dictionary definitions for pelisse


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

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