Middle English dalmatyk, from Old English dalmatice, from Late Latin dalmatica, from Latin, feminine of dalmaticus Dalmatian, from Dalmatia
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Dalmatian insect powder
“Dalmatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dalmatic. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about dalmatic
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
See Definitions and Examples »
Get Word of the Day daily email!