cloche

[klohsh, klawsh]
noun
1.
a woman's close-fitting hat with a deep, bell-shaped crown and often a narrow, turned-down brim.
2.
a bell-shaped glass cover placed over a plant to protect it from frost and to force its growth.
3.
a bell-shaped metal or glass cover placed over a plate to keep food warm or fresh.

Origin:
1905–10; < French: bell, bell-jar < Medieval Latin clocca. See cloak

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cloche (klɒʃ)
 
n
1.  a bell-shaped cover used to protect young plants
2.  a woman's almost brimless close-fitting hat, typical of the 1920s and 1930s
 
[C19: from French: bell, from Medieval Latin clocca]

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cloche
1882, type of bell jar, from Fr. cloche "bell, bell glass," 12c., from L.L. clocca (see clock). As a type of women's hat, recorded from 1907.
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Example sentences
Upside down, they could even be used as a cloche hat.
She is wearing a dark cloche hat that masks almost completely her bobbed hair.
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