plural -s
: a large full length cloak having a large flat collar, varying in color according to the wearer's rank, and forming the necessary complement of full ecclesiastical dress among Roman Catholic clergy on nonliturgical occasions (as an academic ceremony or papal audience)

Word History


Italian, augmentative of ferraiolo large mantle, cloak, probably from Arabic feryūl wool cape, from Latin palliolum small Greek mantle, diminutive of pallium Greek mantle

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“Ferraiolone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferraiolone. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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