15th century, in the meaning defined above
borrowed from French, going back to Old French cheveleüre, going back to Late Latin capillātūra, from Latin capillātus "having long hair" (from capillus "hair" —of uncertain origin— + -ātus -ate entry 3) + -ūra -ure
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“Chevelure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chevelure. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.
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