farthingale


farthingale
farthingale [fär′thiŋ gāl΄]
n.
[OFr verdugalle, farthingale < Sp verdugado, provided with hoops, farthingale < verdugo, young shoot of a tree, rod, hoop < verde < L viridis, green]
1. a hoop, openwork frame, or circular pad worn under the skirt, about the hips, by women in the 16th and 17th cent.
2. the skirt or petticoat worn over this

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