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

  • n. Variant of mozzetta.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cape, with a small hood; -- worn by the pope and other dignitaries of the Roman Catholic Church.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A short ecclesiastical vestment or cape which covers the shoulders and can be buttoned over the breast, and to which a hood is attached.

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  • A short cape that covers the shoulders and can be buttoned over the breast, and to which a hood is attached. Worn by the pope and by cardinals, bishops, abbots, and other dignitaries.

    October 1, 2008