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Definition of "pelisse" [pe•lisse]

  • A long cloak or outer robe, usually of fur or with a fur lining. (noun)
  • A woman's loose light cloak, often with openings for the arms. (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 "pelisse" in a sentence
  • "The good carriers rubbed it with snow, and took every possible care of her; but they said it was impossible to take her on without a sheepskin pelisse, since otherwise her death from the increasing cold was certain."
  • "In those days the Hussar regiments still wore over the left shoulder that attractive attachment, or frilled half-coat, hanging loosely behind like the wounded wing of a bird, which was called the pelisse, though it was known among the troopers themselves as a"
  • "His face was covered with wrinkles, his hair was perfectly white; but the pelisse was the same as ever."