from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anc.Gr.costume: A particular form of the female chiton or tunic, in which the garment is double from the shoulders to the waist, the outer fold hanging loose, like a sort of sleeveless mantle.
  • n. More rarely, a separate garment so disposed over the chiton as to give the whole arrangement the appearance of a single piece.


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