plural -s
: an ecclesiastical hood lined with fur worn commonly in the pre-Reformation era by canons and also by various other ecclesiastics

Word History


Middle French almuce, aumuce

First Known Use

1734, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of almuce was in 1734

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“Almuce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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