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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: 'bell', from Medieval Latin clocca; CLOCK1

cloche

noun
     
Related topics: Clothes, Gardening
cloche [countable]
1DCC a hat shaped like a bell, worn by women in the 1920s
2DLG British English a glass or transparent plastic cover put over young plants to protect them during cold weather

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