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morion 1

Pronunciation: /ˈmôrēən/

noun

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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'.

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Syllabification: mo·ri·on

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There are 2 main definitions of morion in English:

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morion 2

Pronunciation: /ˈmôrēən/

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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Syllabification: mo·ri·on

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