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TUNIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tunic mean? 

TUNIC (noun)
  The noun TUNIC has 2 senses:

1. an enveloping or covering membrane or layer of body tissue
2. any of a variety of loose fitting cloaks extending to the hips or knees

  Familiarity information: TUNIC used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TUNIC (noun)


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Meaning:

An enveloping or covering membrane or layer of body tissue

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

adventitia; tunic; tunica

Hypernyms ("tunic" is a kind of...):

membrane; tissue layer (a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects organs or cells of animals)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tunic"):

albuginea (whitish tunic)


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Meaning:

Any of a variety of loose fitting cloaks extending to the hips or knees

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("tunic" is a kind of...):

cloak (a loose outer garment)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tunic"):

chiton (a woolen tunic worn by men and women in ancient Greece)

gymslip (a sleeveless tunic worn by English girls as part of a school uniform)

kameez (a long tunic worn by many people from the Indian subcontinent (usually with a salwar or churidars))

kirtle (a garment resembling a tunic that was worn by men in the Middle Ages)

surcoat (a tunic worn over a knight's armor)

tabard (a short sleeveless outer tunic emblazoned with a coat of arms; worn by a knight over his armor or by a herald)


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