from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A garment first used in France in the sixteenth century, and worn originally by men-servants, soldiers, and others as a sort of overcoat.
  • noun A handkerchief on which, according to an ecclesiastical legend, a portrait of Jesus was painted, and which was sent by him to Abgarus, prince of Edessa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See mandil.

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  • noun mandil


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  • "The mandilion is not to be confused with the sudarium of St. Veronica."

    --from the Century Dictionary

    January 4, 2011