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cloche

(klōsh)
n.
1. A close-fitting hat with a bell-like shape.
2. A usually bell-shaped cover used to protect plants from frost.
3. A bell-shaped cover used when serving food.

[French, from Old French, bell, from Medieval Latin clocca; see clock1.]

cloche

(klɒʃ)
n
1. (Horticulture) a bell-shaped cover used to protect young plants
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's almost brimless close-fitting hat, typical of the 1920s and 1930s
[C19: from French: bell, from Medieval Latin clocca]

cloche

(kloʊʃ, klɔʃ)

n.
a woman's close-fitting hat with a deep, bell-shaped crown and often a narrow, turned-down brim.
[1905–10; < French: bell, bell-jar, Old French < early Medieval Latin clocca. See cloak]

cloche


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1. A women’s hat shaped like a bell.
2. A portable protective structure usually made from polythene, plastic or glass. They can usually be placed in a line to warm prepared soil before sowing or to protect a row of early sowings from frost.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cloche - a low transparent cover put over young plants to protect them from cold
protective cover, protective covering, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
2.cloche - a woman's close-fitting hat that resembles a helmet
woman's hat, millinery - hats for women; the wares sold by a milliner
Translations

cloche

[klɒʃ] Ncampana f de cristal

cloche

[ˈklɒʃ] n
(for plants)cloche f

cloche

n
(= hat)Topfhut m
(for plants) → Folien-/Glasschutz m
References in periodicals archive ?
n If heavy frosts or cold winds are predicted,provide added protection to half hardy and slightly tender perennials usng cloches,netting,horticultural fleece,dead bracken, straw and even old woollens.
BIT OF EFFORT-COVER vegetable plots with cloches to warm the soil ready for sowing early
Keep them warm by growing them under cloches or through fleece and they'll need to be well watered regularly.
Sow overwintering broad beans, such as `Aquadulce', in a sheltered position, to grow under cloches.
SOW hardy peas and broad beans outside under cloches.
Sow seeds in late May or early June, covering the seedlings with cloches for a few weeks, and if you treat them right you should be picking cucumbers by August.
WARM the soil with cloches or black polythene before making the first spring sowing of vegetables in about a fortnight.
IN the milder areas, try a first sowing of an early, round-seeded pea variety under cloches.
Protect seeds and crops from frost using cloches and fleece to protect them.
Help the soil to warm up and dry out by putting cloches in position in the vegetable plot.
If you are using cloches, pinch them out at two to keep the tomato from touching the top.
The buckets' tops feature adjustable vent rings to provide gardeners a means to control temperatures inside the cloches, too.