plural noun

: 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

Word History


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

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“Canions.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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