birrus

noun bir·rus \ˈbirəs\
variants: or

byrrus

\ˈbirəs\

Definition of birrus

plural

birri

or

byrri

\-(ˌ)rē, -ˌrī\
  1. :  a woolen cape or cloak usually with a hood worn by the Romans and by members of the poorer classes in the middle ages

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Origin and Etymology of birrus

Late Latin — more at biretta


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