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dalmatic (plural dalmatics)
- A long wide-sleeved tunic, which serves as a liturgical vestment in the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches and is worn by a deacon at the Eucharist or Mass and, although infrequently, by bishops as an undergarment above the alb.
1890, Oscar Wilde, chapter XI, in The Picture of Dorian Gray:
- He had [...] dalmatics of white satin and pink silk damask, decorated with tulips and dolphins and fleurs-de-lis [...].