tunic: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (t'nik, ty'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a coat worn as part of a military or other uniform.
  2. a gownlike outer garment, with or without sleeves and sometimes belted, worn by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
  3. a woman's upper garment, either loose or close-fitting and extending over the skirt to the hips or below.
  4. a garment with a short skirt, worn by women for sports.
  5. a tunicle.
  6. any covering or investing membrane or part, as of an organ.
  7. an integument, as that covering a seed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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