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pelisse

[puh-lees] /pəˈlis/
noun
1.
an outer garment lined or trimmed with fur.
2.
a woman's long cloak with slits for the arms.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20; < French < Late Latin pellicia mantle, noun use of feminine of Latin pellicius of skin, derivative of pellis skin
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British Dictionary definitions for pelisse

pelisse

/pɛˈliːs/
noun
1.
a fur-trimmed cloak
2.
a high-waisted loose coat, usually fur-trimmed, worn esp by women in the early 19th century
Word Origin
C18: via Old French from Medieval Latin pellicia cloak, from Latin pellis skin
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