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- n. A long gown or surcoat, cut off in front, worn in the Middle Ages, sometimes embroidered or interwoven with gold.
- n. A rich stuff from which such gowns were made.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A long gown or surcoat (cut off in front), worn in the Middle Ages. It was sometimes embroidered or interwoven with gold. Also, a rich stuff from which the gown was made.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An upper tunic of ornamental character worn by women under the Roman empire, and assumed by some emperors considered effeminate, as Caligula.
- n. An outer garment similar to the surcoat, apparently circular in form, worn in the fourteenth century, especially by women.
- n. [capitalized] The typical genus of mollusks of the family Cycladidœ, or Sphœriidœ, having the shell equivalve, thin, ventricose, with external ligament and thick horny epidermis. The species are numerous in fresh water. Also called Sphœrium.
Compare ciclatoun. (Wiktionary)