Word Archaeology: ferraiolone

This Italian word refers to a full-length cloak with a flat collar worn as a component of outfits usually worn by Roman Catholic clergy during academic ceremonies. The color is determined by the rank of the wearer. The Pope himself does not wear a ferraiolone. The cloak got its start as a knee-length garment worn by citizens of ancient Rome.

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