noun tu·ni·cle \ˈtü-ni-kəl, ˈtyü-\

Definition of TUNICLE

:  a short vestment worn by a subdeacon over the alb during mass and by a bishop under the dalmatic at pontifical ceremonies

Origin of TUNICLE

Middle English, from Anglo-French tonicle, Latin tunicula, diminutive of tunica
First Known Use: 14th century


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