noun chev·e·saile \ˈshevəˌsāl\

Definition of chevesaile



  1. :  the ornamented collar of a medieval garment

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Origin and Etymology of chevesaile

Middle English, from Middle French cheveçaille opening for the head in a garment, from Old French, from chevesce head opening, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin capitia, plural (taken as singular) of Latin capitium opening for the head

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