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- n. A type of padded under-garment, worn under armour, especially by Byzantine troops.
From Byzantine Greek βαμβάκιον. (Wiktionary)
In his quilted gray bambakion with its frayed hood, worn over a ragged white tunic, there was a hint of former service in the armies of Byzantium, while the brass eyelets on the straps of his buskins suggested a sojourn in the West.