pilch

noun

ˈpilch
plural -es
1
: an outer garment made originally of skin or fur and later of leather or wool
2
a
obsolete : a saddle cover
b
: a light child's saddle
3
: an infant's wrapper covering the diaper

Word History

Etymology

Middle English pilche, from Old English pylce, pylece, from Medieval Latin pellicea, feminine of Late Latin pelliceus, pellicius made of skin, from Latin pellis skin

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“Pilch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pilch. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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