from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A crested metal helmet with a curved peak in front and back, worn by soldiers in the 16th and 17th centuries.
- n. A black or blackish brown form of smoky quartz.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of open helmet, without visor or beaver, and somewhat resembling a hat.
- n. A dark variety of smoky quartz.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of helmet of iron, steel, or brass. somewhat like a hat in shape, often with a crest or comb over the top, and without beaver or vizor, introduced into England from France or Spain about the beginning of the sixteenth century.
- n. A variety of smoky quartz having a very dark-brown or nearly black color.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a metal helmet worn by common soldiers in the 16th century
French, from Spanish morrión, from morro, round object, probably from Vulgar Latin *murrum, muzzle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French morion, and its source, Spanish morrión, probably from morra ("crown of the head"). Perhaps compare moraine. (Wiktionary)
From French morion, from Late Latin morion, a misreading in some manuscripts for Latin mormorion. (Wiktionary)