from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A short surplice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A surplice, in England and America usually one shorter and less full than the ordinary surplice and with short sleeves, or sometimes none.
- n. A kind of very coarse woolen blanket.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A short surplice, either sleeveless or having half-sleeves.
- n. A sort of blanket made of the coarsest wool.
- n. Same as cota.
Medieval Latin, of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)