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chlamys

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noun chla·mys \ˈkla-məs, ˈklā-\

Definition of chlamys

plural

chlamyses

or

chlamydes

play \-mə-ˌdēz\
  1. :  a short oblong mantle worn by young men of ancient Greece



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Origin and Etymology of chlamys

Latin chlamyd-, chlamys, from Greek


First Known Use: 1699


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