Pronunciation /pɪˈliːs/
1 historical A woman’s ankle-length cloak with armholes or sleeves.
1.1 A fur-lined cloak, especially as part of a hussar’s uniform.

Early 18th century from French, from medieval Latin pellicia (vestis) ‘(garment) of fur’, from pellis ‘skin’.


Though fixing the brakes
Is a task of high stakes,
Avoid getting grease
On your niece’s pelisse.

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