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1. A poncholike garment, open in front, often worn as a wrap.
2. A poncho.
[American Spanish, from Spanish, woolen garment, ultimately from Latin rūga, wrinkle.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) a woollen wrap resembling a poncho
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n., pl. -nas.
a poncholike outer garment of heavy wool, worn esp. in the mountains of Colombia.
[1940–45; < American Spanish (Colombia, Venezuela) (ultimately < Latin rūga wrinkle)]
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