pelisse

noun
pe·​lisse | \ pə-ˈlēs How to pronounce pelisse (audio) , pe- \

Definition of pelisse

1 : a long cloak or coat made of fur or lined or trimmed with fur
2 : a woman's loose lightweight cloak with wide collar and fur trimming

Examples of pelisse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rather than betray alienation, her surviving correspondence—mostly to Cassandra—talks of fabrics, caps and pelisses (a type of woman’s cloak); social calls, dinners, and balls; the weather; her mother’s health; and people—often dozens of names. Robert Garnett, WSJ, "The Pride and Prejudice of 21st-Century Literary Critics," 14 July 2017 Rather than betray alienation, her surviving correspondence—mostly to Cassandra—talks of fabrics, caps and pelisses (a type of woman’s cloak) Robert Garnett, WSJ, "The Pride and Prejudice of 21st-Century Literary Critics," 14 July 2017

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First Known Use of pelisse

1713, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pelisse

French, from Old French pelice, from Late Latin pellicia, from feminine of pellicius made of skin, from Latin pellis skin — more at fell

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“Pelisse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pelisse. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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