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A crested metal helmet with a curved peak in front and back, worn by European soldiers in the 1500s and 1600s.
[French, from Spanish morrión, from morro, snout, thick lip, rounded end of an object, probably from Vulgar Latin *murrum, snout, of imitative origin.]
A black or blackish-brown form of smoky quartz.
[French, from a postclassical Latin misreading of Latin mormorion, a kind of dark precious stone, perhaps from an unattested Greek word of unknown origin.]
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a 16th-century helmet with a brim and wide comb
[C16: via Old French from Spanish morrión, perhaps from morra crown of the head]
(Minerals) a smoky brown, grey, or blackish variety of quartz, used as a gemstone
[C18: via French from Latin mōrion, a misreading of mormorion]
mo•ri•on1(ˈmɔr iˌɒn, ˈmoʊr-)
a helmet having a flat or turned-down brim and a crest from front to back.
[1555–65; < Middle French < Sp morrión=morr(o) top of head + -ión n. suffix]
mo•ri•on2(ˈmɔr iˌɒn, ˈmoʊr-)
a variety of smoky quartz of a dark brown or nearly black color.
[1740–50; (< French) < Latin mōrion, misreading of mormorion (Pliny) a kind of precious stone]