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NOUN:
  1. An ornamental covering for a horse or for its saddle or harness; trappings.
  2. Richly ornamented clothing; finery.
TRANSITIVE VERB:
ca·par·i·soned, ca·par·i·son·ing, ca·par·i·sons
  1. To outfit (a horse) with an ornamental covering.
  2. To dress (another) in rich clothing.

ETYMOLOGY:
Obsolete French caparasson, from Old Spanish caparazón, from Medieval Latin cappa, cloak ; see cape1


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