from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long cloak or outer robe, usually of fur or with a fur lining.
- n. A woman's loose light cloak, often with openings for the arms.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fur-lined or fur robe or gown, especially as part of a uniform.
- n. A silk gown formerly worn by women, often lined or trimmed with fur.
- n. An overgarment worn by Victorian children when outside.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An outer garment for men or women, originally of fur, or lined with fur; a lady's or child's long outer garment, made of silk or other fabric.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, a long garment of fur; hence, a garment lined or trimmed with fur.
- n. A long cloak of silk or other material, with sleeves, and with or without fur, worn by women.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sleeveless cape that is lined or trimmed with fur
French, from Old French pelice, from Late Latin pellīcia, from Latin, feminine of pellīcius, made of skin, from pellis, skin; see pel-3 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French, from Latin pellis ("skin"), from Ancient Greek πέλλα (pella, "skin"). (Wiktionary)