tunicle

noun
tu·​ni·​cle | \ ˈtü-ni-kəl How to pronounce tunicle (audio) , ˈtyü- \

Definition of tunicle

: a short vestment worn by a subdeacon over the alb during mass and by a bishop under the dalmatic at pontifical ceremonies

First Known Use of tunicle

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tunicle

Middle English, from Anglo-French tonicle, Latin tunicula, diminutive of tunica

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“Tunicle.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tunicle. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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