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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A knee-length, sleeveless vestment worn by Roman Catholic prelates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (R. C. Ch.) A silk or woolen vestment without sleeves worn by cardinals, bishops, abbots, and the prelates of the Roman court. It has a low collar, is fastened in front, and reaches almost to the knees.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A sleeveless, knee-length vestment worn by Roman Catholic prelates.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian, probably from Medieval Latin mantellētum, diminutive of Latin mantellum, mantle.]

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