chiefly Scottish : a funeral pall
let the bedclothes, for a mortcloth, drop into great laps and folds of sculptor's workRobert Browning
Scottish : money paid for the use of a pall

Word History


obsolete English mort death (from Middle French, from Latin mort-, mors) + English cloth

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“Mortcloth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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