from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coarse cloth; haircloth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A hairshirt.
- n. A leather strap studded with metallic barbs that cut into flesh as a constant reminder of Christ's suffering.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of haircloth undergarment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as cilicium.
French, from Latin cilicium, a covering made of Cilician goat's hair, from Cilicia .(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French cilice, from Latin cilicium ("clothing made of goatskin"), from Cilicia where it originates from. (Wiktionary)