cuirasse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French cuirasse.

Noun[edit]

cuirasse ‎(uncountable)

  1. (pedology) The armour-like crust that forms upon the exposure of a lateritic soil profile.

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French cuirace, probably borrowed from Old Provençal coirassa, or Italian corazza, or old Aragonese cuyraça, from Late Latin coriacea (vestis) (“leather (garment)”), from coriaceus, ultimately from Latin corium, and probably influenced by cuir in French. See also coriace.

Noun[edit]

cuirasse f ‎(plural cuirasses)

  1. breastplate (piece of armour covering the chest and sometimes the back)
  2. (zoology) armour (protective plates covering some lizards and fish)
  3. (nautical) armour, armour plate (metal plating covering a ship for protection)

Verb[edit]

cuirasse

  1. first-person singular present indicative of cuirasser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of cuirasser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of cuirasser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of cuirasser
  5. second-person singular present imperative of cuirasser

Etymology 2[edit]

From cuirer.

Verb[edit]

cuirasse

  1. first-person singular imperfect subjunctive of cuirer

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