• IPA: /tjuːnɪk/, /tuːnɪk/

tunic (plural tunics)

  1. A garment worn over the torso, with or without sleeves, and of various lengths reaching from the hips to the ankles.
  2. (anatomy, botany) Any covering, such as seed coat or the organ that covers a membrane.
    • 2015, Charlie Nardozzi, New England Month-by-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year, Cool Springs Press (ISBN 9781627888240), page 132:
      Select individual bulbs that are firm and have no noticeable blemishes on them. Don't worry about the papery covering or tunic. That may or may not be in place, […]

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