[rok-uh-lawr, -lohr, roh-kuh-; French rawkuh-lawr]
noun, plural roq·ue·laures [rok-uh-lawrz, -lohrz; French rawkuh-lawr] /ˈrɒk əˌlɔrz, -ˌloʊrz; French rɔkəˈlɔr/.
  1. a cloak reaching to the knees, worn by men during the 18th century.

Origin of roquelaure

First recorded in 1710–20; named after the Duc de Roquelaure (1656–1738), French marshal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. a man's hooded knee-length cloak of the 18th and 19th centuries

Word Origin for roquelaure

C18: from French, named after the Duc de Roquelaure (1656–1738), French marshal
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