chev·​e·​saile | \ ˈshevəˌsāl \
plural -s

Definition of chevesaile

: the ornamented collar of a medieval garment

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History and Etymology for 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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“Chevesaile.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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