noun \pə-ˈlēs, pe-\

Definition of PELISSE

:  a long cloak or coat made of fur or lined or trimmed with fur
:  a woman's loose lightweight cloak with wide collar and fur trimming

Origin of PELISSE

French, from Old French pelice, from Late Latin pellicia, from feminine of pellicius made of skin, from Latin pellis skin — more at fell
First Known Use: 1713


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