Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A loose outer robe worn by women in ancient Greece. Also called peplum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An Ancient Greek garment, worn by women, formed of a tubular piece of cloth, which is folded back upon itself halfway down, until the top of the tube is worn around the waist, and the bottom covers the legs down to the ankles; the open top is then worn over the shoulders, and draped, in folds, down to the waist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as peplum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a garment worn by women in ancient Greece; cloth caught at the shoulders and draped in folds to the waist

Etymologies

Greek.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek πέπλος. (Wiktionary)

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