from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cassock, especially one that buttons up and down the front.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a long gown with sleeves and buttons at the front
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A close garnment with straight sleeves, and skirts reaching to the ankles, and buttoned in front from top to bottom; especially, the black garment of this shape worn by the clergy in France and Italy as their daily dress; a cassock.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as cassock.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a long cassock with buttons down the front; worn by Roman Catholic priests
French, alteration (influenced by French sous, under) of obsolete sottane, from Italian sottana, from sotto, under, from Latin subtus, from sub.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French, from Spanish sotana, or Italian sottana, Latin subtana, from Latin subtus below, beneath, from sub under. (Wiktionary)