houppelande

noun
houppe·​lande | \ ˈhüˌpländ \
plural -s

Definition of houppelande

: a loose belted overgown of the 14th and 15th centuries usually with long wide sleeves, dagged edges, a fur lining, and full-length skirt often with slits in it

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History and Etymology for houppelande

French, from Old French hoppelande

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“Houppelande.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/houppelande. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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