chlamys chlamys

Definition(s):

  1. (n) collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
  2. (n) a short mantle or cape fastened at the shoulder; worn by men in ancient Greece

Usage(s):

  • Creaky-Greeky Raymond Duncan (expatriate Paris-dwelling brother of the late Isadora Duncan), who so admires Attic culture that he wears a homespun chlamys (tunic) and sandals in .

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