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peplum

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Peplum \Pep"lum\, noun; pl. E. {-lumus}, L. {-la}. [L.] A peplos. Hence: An overskirt hanging like an ancient peplos; also, a short fitted skirt attached to a waist or coat. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

peplum

noun

1: a flared ruffle attached to the waistline of a dress or jacket or blouse

2: a garment worn by women in ancient Greece; cloth caught at the shoulders and draped in folds to the waist [syn: {peplos}, {peplus}, {peplum}]


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