chevesaile

chevesaile

(ˈtʃɛvəˌseɪl)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a decorative collar on an article of clothing
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a decorative item of clothing worn around the neck
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The fact that Shaw nowhere uses the words "mantelet" or "chevesayle" (the "part of any garment which goes round the neck") suggests that Rossetti used another source for these details, perhaps, for the latter, Le Roman de la Rose, where the lady wears a "chevesaile' secured by two gold fastenings adorned with jewels (OED Online, s.v.