from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A short mantle fastened at the shoulder, worn by men in ancient Greece.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A short cloak caught up on the shoulder, worn by hunters, soldiers, and horsemen in Ancient Greece.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A loose and flowing outer garment, worn by the ancient Greeks; a kind of cloak.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ancient Greek costume, a form of mantle which left both arms free, worn especially by equestrians, hunters, and travelers, and by soldiers.
- n. A purple cope; one of the pontifical vestments.
- n. In zoology: A genus of phytophagous beetles, of the family Chrysomelidæ or Cryptocephalidæ, covered with tuberosities, having the prothorax grooved to receive the short antennæ; and the legs compressed and retractile into cavities.
- n. A genus of bivalve mollusks: synonymous with
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
- n. a short mantle or cape fastened at the shoulder; worn by men in ancient Greece
Latin, from Greek khlamus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek χλαμύς. (Wiktionary)