roquelaure

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Etymology[edit]

From French roquelaure, from the name of Antoine Gaston de Roquelaure.

Noun[edit]

roquelaure (plural roquelaures)

  1. (now archaic, historical) A lined and trimmed cloak that reaches to the knees. [from 18th c.]
    • 1846, Edgar Allan Poe, ‘The Cask of Amontillado’:
      Putting on a mask of black silk and drawing a roquelaire closely about my person, I suffered him to hurry me to my palazzo.
    • 1857, Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers, Volume the Second, page 97 (ISBN 1857150570)
      “Oh Miss Thorne, look here!” said she, as soon as she found herself in the drawing-room, ”do look at my roquelaure! It's clean spoilt, and for ever."