pelisse

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French, from Latin pellis (skin), from Ancient Greek πέλλα (pella, skin).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pelisse (plural pelissees)

  1. A fur-lined or fur robe or gown, especially as part of a uniform.
  2. (historical) A silk gown formerly worn by women, often lined or trimmed with fur.
    • 1897, Henry James, What Maisie Knew:
      Mrs. Wix, after Miss Overmore's last demonstration, addressed herself wholly to the little girl [...], drawing from the pocket of her dingy old pelisse a small flat parcel [...].
  3. An overgarment worn by Victorian children when outside.

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

pelisse f (plural pelisses)

  1. pelisse