[pep-luh s]


or pep·lus

[pep-luh s]
noun, plural pep·los·es.
  1. a loose-fitting outer garment worn, draped in folds, by women in ancient Greece.

Origin of peplos

First recorded in 1770–80, peplos is from the Greek word péplos (masculine)
Related formspep·losed [pep-luh st] /ˈpɛp ləst/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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noun plural -loses or -luses
  1. (in ancient Greece) the top part of a woman's attire, caught at the shoulders and hanging in folds to the waistAlso called: peplum

Word Origin for peplos

C18: from Greek, of obscure origin
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peplus in Medicine


[pĕpləs, -lŏs′]
n. pl. pep•los•es
  1. The coat or envelope of lipoprotein material that surrounds certain virions.
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