[ vim-puh ]
/ ˈvɪm pə /
noun Roman Catholic Church.
a silk veil falling over the shoulders and extending down the arms and over the hands, worn by acolytes who carry the miter and crosier at a Pontifical Mass.
Origin of vimpa
< Medieval Latin < Germanic; see wimple
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