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morion1

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɒrɪən
 
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noun

A kind of helmet without beaver or visor, worn by soldiers in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Example sentences
  • The musketeer wore a thick coat of buff leather and a morion but, by c. 1630, would exchange his helmet for a broad-brimmed hat, sometimes with an iron skull cap or ‘secret’ beneath.
  • The pikeman's head was protected by a high combed morion in the Spanish style.

Origin

French, from Spanish morrión, from morro 'round object'.

Words that rhyme with morion

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɒrɪən
 
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noun

[mass noun]
A brown or black variety of quartz.
Example sentences
  • The central place, occupied by the collection of Giant crystals, consists of unique creations of nature from amethyst, citrine, rose and smoked quartz, mountain crystal, morion, beryl and tour-maline.
  • Later, John de Vere, Earl of Oxford, owned a crystal and silver salt, with a ‘morion’ under the crystal ‘bering up the salt’.

Origin

mid 18th century: from French, from Latin morion, a misreading (in Pliny) for mormorion.

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