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See also: Attila
attila (plural attilas)
- A short, fringed cape worn as part of the Hungarian traditional costume.
1888, Jules Claretie, Prince Zilah:
- In the Magyar costume, his heart beating more proudly under the national attila, he passed before the eyes of the peasants who had known him when a child, and had fought under his orders; and he spoke to them by name, recognizing many of his old companions in these poor people with cheeks tanned by the sun, and heads whitened by age.
1898, Maurus Jokai, Debts of Honor:
- As I gazed at myself in the looking-glass, I found that I should be a handsome boy when I had put on my silver-buttoned attila.
- Any of the tropical flycatchers of the genus Attila.
1988 February 26, Jerry Sullivan, “Field & Street”, Chicago Reader:
- In the scrubby woods that cover most of the Yucatan, suboscines such as the masked tityra, the bright-rumped attila, and the boat-billed flycatcher are all common.