Dalmatica

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dalmatica A robe worn on state ocasions, as by English kings at their coronation.
    • Dalmatica (R. C. Ch) A vestment with wide sleeves, and with two stripes, worn at Mass by deacons, and by bishops at pontifical Mass; -- imitated from a dress originally worn in Dalmatia.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. dalmatica,: cf. F. dalmatique,

Usage

In literature:

The mantel shelf was sumptuously draped with the remnant of a Florentine dalmatica.
"Against The Grain" by Joris-Karl Huysmans
He wore a sort of dalmatica embroidered with gold.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII. No. 30. September, 1873" by Various
Above all the count held his sides and laughed and laughed, fit to burst his dalmatica of silver cloth.
"The Poniard's Hilt" by Eugène Sue
They wore short dalmaticas of gold and silver thread.
"The Branding Needle, or The Monastery of Charolles" by Eugène Sue
The Dalmatica is one of the finest of the German type.
"Garden Ornaments" by Mary H. Northend
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