morions

morion

1 [mawr-ee-on, mohr-]
noun
an open helmet of the 16th and early 17th centuries, worn by common soldiers and usually having a flat or turned-down brim and a crest from front to back.

Origin:
1555–65; < Middle French < Spanish morrión, equivalent to morr(o) top of head + -ión noun suffix

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morion

2 [mawr-ee-on, mohr-]
noun
a variety of smoky quartz of a dark-brown or nearly black color.

Origin:
1740–50; < Latin mōrion, misreading of mormorion a kind of crystal

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morion1 (ˈmɔːrɪən)
 
n
a 16th-century helmet with a brim and wide comb
 
[C16: via Old French from Spanish morrión, perhaps from morra crown of the head]

morion2 (ˈmɔːrɪən)
 
n
a smoky brown, grey, or blackish variety of quartz, used as a gemstone
 
[C18: via French from Latin mōrion, a misreading of mormorion]

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