fustanella

noun

fus·​ta·​nel·​la
ˌfəstəˈnelə,
ˌfüs-
plural -s
: a short full skirt of stiff white linen or cotton worn by men (as the evzones) in some Balkan countries

Word History

Etymology

Italian, from New Greek phoustanella, diminutive of phoustani woman's dress, from Italian fustagno fustian, from Medieval Latin fustaneum

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“Fustanella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fustanella. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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