American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
- n. A fur-lined or fur robe or gown, especially as part of a uniform.
- n. historical A silk gown formerly worn by women, often lined or trimmed with fur.
- n. An overgarment worn by Victorian children when outside.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. a sleeveless cape that is lined or trimmed with fur
- From French, from Latin pellis ("skin"), from Ancient Greek πέλλα (pella, "skin"). (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“The good carriers rubbed it with snow, and took every possible care of her; but they said it was impossible to take her on without a sheepskin pelisse, since otherwise her death from the increasing cold was certain.”
“In those days the Hussar regiments still wore over the left shoulder that attractive attachment, or frilled half-coat, hanging loosely behind like the wounded wing of a bird, which was called the pelisse, though it was known among the troopers themselves as a”
“His face was covered with wrinkles, his hair was perfectly white; but the pelisse was the same as ever.”
“In those days the Hussar regiments still wore over the left shoulder that attractive attachment, or frilled half-coat, hanging loosely behind like the wounded wing of a bird, which was called the pelisse, though it was known among the troopers themselves as a 'sling-jacket.”
“This is the second winter,' he writes to his brother in 1810, 'that I have gone through without a pelisse, which is exactly like going without a shirt at Cagliari.”
“Many men, however, and nearly all the women, wear the _kaross_, a kind of pelisse of skins sewn together, which is used at night as a wrap.”
“By this time the carriage had halted at the door of the hotel, and, the door being opened, and the steps lowered, there alighted from it a tall man attired in a kind of pelisse, or cloak, trimmed with rich fur, the body of it being composed of velvet.”
“When she faces him again, the pelisse is fastened around her throat, enshrining her form like a web of light.”
“Freida Halbe was there too: he saw her profile, the detailed iridescent shape of her pelisse.”
“I stained my eyebrows with some of the dye common in the harem; concealed my female attire beneath a magnificent pelisse, lined with sables, which fastened from my chin to my feet; pulled a fez low upon my brow; and I sallied forth on my adventurous errand.”
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