chlamys

chlamys

[kley-mis, klam-is]
noun, plural chlamyses [kley-mi-siz, klam-i-] , chlamydes [klam-i-deez] .
a short, fine woolen mantle worn by men in ancient Greece.

Origin:
1740–50; < Latin < Greek chlamýs

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chlamys

noun
1. collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils [syn: perianth
2. a short mantle or cape fastened at the shoulder; worn by men in ancient Greece 
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