cuculla

noun
cu·​cul·​la | \ kəˈku̇lə, kyüˈkələ \
plural -s

Definition of cuculla

: a loose sleeveless garment put on over the head and used especially to protect other garments specifically : a monk's scapular

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History and Etymology for cuculla

Medieval Latin, from Late Latin, cowl

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“Cuculla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuculla. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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