from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Ecclesiastical A sleeved outer vestment reaching to the knees, worn over the alb by a subdeacon or sometimes under the dalmatic by a bishop or cardinal. Also called tunic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a small tunic
- n. a vestment worn by an archdeacon
- n. a tunica; a membrane or membranous sheath of skin
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A slight natural covering; an integument.
- n. A short, close-fitting vestment worn by bishops under the dalmatic, and by subdeacons.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tunic; especially, a fine, thin, or delicate tunic; a slight coat or covering.
- n. Eccles., same as tunic, 3.
Middle English, from Latin tunicula, diminutive of tunica, tunic; see tunic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin tunicula diminutive of tunica ‘tunic’. (Wiktionary)