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NOUN:
  1. A long cloak or outer robe, usually of fur or with a fur lining.
  2. A woman's loose light cloak, often with openings for the arms.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, from Old French pelice, from Late Latin pellcia, from Latin, feminine of pellcius, made of skin, from pellis, skin; see pel-3 in Indo-European roots


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