Birrus

Bir´rus


n.1.A coarse kind of thick woolen cloth, worn by the poor in the Middle Ages; also, a woolen cap or hood worn over the shoulders or over the head.
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Brassicaceae Rorippa Yuraq birrus, 33 nasturtium-aquaticum berros blanco (L.
30) Birrete es la traduccion de la voz italiana berretto, que a su vez esta emparentada con la palabra latina birrus y el griego pyrrbs, ambas con el significado de rojo (pues a los esbirros se les identificaba por el color rojo de la capa que les servia de uniforme).
During the early years of the Roman empire in Britain there was the birrus Britannicus, which was a hooded cape which was fastened at the front.