chevelure

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French chevelure (head of hair).

Noun[edit]

chevelure (plural chevelures)

  1. A hair-like envelope.
    • Sir. W. Hershel
      the nucleus and chevelure of nebulous star

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for chevelure in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French chevel (Modern French cheveu) + -ure.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chevelure f (plural chevelures)

  1. hair
  2. tail (of a comet)

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