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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
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