[ puh-lees ]
/ pəˈlis /


an outer garment lined or trimmed with fur.
a woman's long cloak with slits for the arms.

Origin of pelisse

1710–20; < French < Late Latin pellicia mantle, noun use of feminine of Latin pellicius of skin, derivative of pellis skin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pelisse


/ (pɛˈliːs) /


a fur-trimmed cloak
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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