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Definition of "morion" [mo•ri•on]

  • A crested metal helmet with a curved peak in front and back, worn by soldiers in the 16th and 17th centuries. (noun)
  • A black or blackish brown form of smoky quartz. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "morion" in a sentence
  • "N3, The vseles morion shall On crooke hang by the wall. c1600 Diurnal of Occurrents (1833) 212 Ane greit number of hagbittis, corslattis and mirriounis, togedder with some vyne [etc.]. c1600 Hist."
  • "Certain varieties are sometimes distinguished (esp. by modern historians) according to shape, as comb (also cockscomb) morion, Spanish (also pear-shaped) morion, etc."
  • "Costume 280 A morion and bourginot of the same period."