almuce


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almuce

(ˈælmjuːs)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a fur-lined hood or cape formerly worn by members of certain religious orders, more recently by canons of France
[C15: from Old French aumusse, from Medieval Latin almucia, of unknown origin]
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16) (An almuce made from grey or white fur, worn like a shawl but in some cases either hooded or capable of being pulled over the head like a hood, might also be used.
If the author was in fact an Augustinian canon, the |greie cuuel' could also just conceivably be a reference to the almuce that the canons may have sworn seasonally.