Definition of Pelerine

1. n. A woman's cape; especially, a fur cape that is longer in front than behind.



Definition of Pelerine

1. Noun. A woman's cape ¹

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Definition of Pelerine

1. a woman's cape [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pelerine

1. A woman's cape; especially, a fur cape that is longer in front than behind. Origin: F. Pelerine a tippet, fr. Pelerin a pilgrim, fr. L. Peregrinus foreign, alien. See Pilgrim. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pelerine

pelasgic
pelau
pele
pelecan
pelecaniform
pelecaniform seabird
pelecaniformes
pelecans
pelecoid
pelecypod
pelecypoda
pelecypodous
pelecypods
pelehouse
pelehouses
pelerine (current term)
pelerines
peles
peleton
peletons
pelf
pelfish
pelfs
pelger-huet anomaly
pelham
pelhams
pelican
pelican crossing
pelican flower
pelican flowers

Literary usage of Pelerine

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1. Journal [Aug. 1, 1832 to July 17, 1833] by Fanny Kemble (1835)
"... with remarkably pretty feet and ancles ; but there's too much pelerine and petticoat, and " de quoi" of every sort to guess anything more. ..."

2. Miss Leslie's Lady's House-book; a Manual of Domestic Economy Containing by Eliza Leslie (1850)
"To make satin piping for a blond pelerine, or for any other purpose, ... Then lay it on the right side of the pelerine, and run it on the wrong side, ..."

3. Belle Assemblée: Or, Court and Fashionable Magazine; Containing Interesting (1825)
"A pelerine cape falls over the shoulders, trimmed all round, the same as the skirt, except that this trimming is narrower than the flounces : over the ..."

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