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A support, such as a hoop, worn beneath a skirt to extend it horizontally from the waist, used by European women in the 1500s and 1600s.
[Alteration of obsolete verdynggale, from obsolete French verdugale, from Old Spanish verdugado, from verdugo, stick, shoot of a tree, from verde, green, from Latin viridis, from virēre, to be green.]
(Clothing & Fashion) a hoop or framework worn under skirts, esp in the Elizabethan period, to shape and spread them
[C16: from French verdugale, from Old Spanish verdugado, from verdugo rod]
a framework of hoops worn under a woman's skirt to expand it: popular in the 16th and 17th centuries.
[1545–55; earlier verdynggale < Middle French verdugale, alter. of Old Spanish verdugado, derivative of verdugo tree shoot, rod, derivative of verde green < Latin viridis]