plural noun
can·​ions | \ ˈkanyənz \

Definition of canions

: close-fitting usually ornamental kneepieces joining the upper and lower parts of the leg covering and worn by men especially in Elizabethan and Jacobean England

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History and Etymology for canions

Spanish cañones, plural of cañón, literally, tube, pipe, from caña reed, from Latin canna

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“Canions.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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