• (British) IPA: /pəˈliːs/

pelisse (plural pelisses)

  1. A fur-lined or fur robe or gown, especially as part of a uniform.
  2. (historical) A silk gown formerly worn by women, often lined or trimmed with fur.
    • 1897, Henry James, What Maisie Knew:
      Mrs. Wix, after Miss Overmore's last demonstration, addressed herself wholly to the little girl […] , drawing from the pocket of her dingy old pelisse a small flat parcel […]
  3. An overgarment worn by Victorian children when outside.
    • 1848, William Mzkepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Chapter 11:
      Crawley is made to put on the brightest pea-green in her wardrobe, and my pupils leave off their thick shoes and tight old tartan pelisses, and wear silk stockings and muslin frocks, as fashionable baronets' daughters should.
  • Russian: ме́нтик

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