cilice(redirected from cilices)
1. A coarse cloth; haircloth.
a. A hair shirt.
b. Any of various other garments or items worn as a form of corporal mortification.
[French, from Latin cilicium, a covering made of Cilician goat's hair, from Cilicia.]
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(Textiles) a haircloth fabric or garment
[Old English cilic, from Latin cilicium shirt made of Cilician goats' hair, from Greek kilikion, from Kilikia Cilicia]
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