Definition of cloche in English:

cloche

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Pronunciation: /klɒʃ
 
, kləʊʃ
 
/

noun

  • 1A small translucent cover for protecting or forcing outdoor plants.
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    • Plant under cloches and begin covering at night when temperatures drop below 35 degrees.
    • Cover the area with cloches to protect from the worst of the weather and pests.
    • Cover this with cloches or a cold frame and wait until the temperature drops to 25C before sowing early salads, broad beans and herbs.
  • 2 (also cloche hat) A woman’s close-fitting bell-shaped hat.
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    • In the first, the ‘Girl’ in a cloche hat (tight-fitting, bell-shaped), with only one lock of hair peeking out, stands in the center of the picture in profile, looking off to the left.
    • Elizabeth quietly sipped her tea and was glad she wore her wide brimmed hat instead of her cloche hat today.
    • The cloche hat is almost like one of those clown hats.

Origin

late 19th century: from French, literally 'bell' (see cloak).

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