chevelure

noun
che·​ve·​lure | \ shəv-ˈlᵫr How to pronounce chevelure (audio) \

Definition of chevelure

: a head of hair

First Known Use of chevelure

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chevelure

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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18 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Chevelure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chevelure. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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