• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pelerine A woman's cape; especially, a fur cape that is longer in front than behind.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pelerine A woman's long narrow cape or tippet, with ends coming down to a point in front, usually of silk or lace, or of the material of the dress.
    • n pelerine A form of ladies' neckwear.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pelerine pel′ėr-in a woman's tippet or cape with long ends coming down in front.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. pèlerine, a tippet, fr. pèlerin, a pilgrim, fr. L. peregrinus, foreign, alien. See Pilgrim
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., a tippet—pèlerin, a pilgrim—L. peregrinus, foreign.


In literature:

She wears pelerines in the morning which actually cost six francs to get up.
"The Marriage Contract" by Honore de Balzac
Even the brooch which fastened her lace pelerine was of plain gold only.
"The Black Robe" by Wilkie Collins
Just then the first volley of musketry was heard on La Pelerine.
"The Chouans" by Honore de Balzac
Inside them were two little lace pelerines lined with rose-colored silk.
"Real Folks" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Susan, at breakfast, her shoulders wrapped in a serious-toned pelerine, said little.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer
The lady wore a green silk pelerine, and a green bonnet with pink strings, and the gentleman a blue coat and bell hat.
"Young Lucretia and Other Stories" by Mary E. Wilkins
Beautiful embroidery it was that was lavished upon muslin gowns, baby's caps and long, long robes, and upon aprons, pelerines and capes.
"The Development of Embroidery in America" by Candace Wheeler
M. Stanislas Julien has commenced the publication of a work entitled, 'Voyages des Pelerins Bouddhistes.
"Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I" by Friedrich Max Müller
She is actually dining on the fringe of my pelerine!
"Vashti" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
Chant du Pelerin (piano et chant).
"Romain Rolland" by Stefan Zweig
Would you like me to add the pelerine you were admiring?
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine" by Various
Third came merchants, some in wigs, all in long tunics and pelerines.
"The Pharaoh and the Priest" by Alexander Glovatski
She was next informed that she could not be presentable without a French pelerine of embroidered muslin.
"Pencil Sketches" by Eliza Leslie
Guilleville, "Pelerin de la vie humaine," 175.
"The Dance of Death" by Francis Douce
Chateau Pelerin, or the Pilgrim's Castle, renowned in the history of the crusades.
"Secret Societies of the Middle Ages" by Thomas Keightley
If I thought he would, I'd put in my Sunday pelerine, but if not, I'd hate to muss it.
"Poppea of the Post-Office" by Mabel Osgood Wright
I bought a few trifles of her, this pelerine, only forty dollars, and this cheap bracelet for fifty.
"Rose Clark" by Fanny Fern