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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A loose, wide-sleeved outer garment worn by some monarchs at their coronations and by deacons, bishops, etc. in some churches.
From Old French dalmatique, from Latin dalmatica vestis (Dalmatian garment) since these garments were originally made of Dalmatian wool. Dalmatia is a region along the Adriatic coast of Croatia. That’s also where Dalmatian dogs got their name from. Earliest documented use: 1425.
“He loved to kneel down on the cold marble pavement and watch the priest, in his stiff flowered dalmatic.”
Oscar Wilde; The Picture of Dorian Gray; 1891.
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