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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: Italian crinolino, from crino 'horsehair' + lino 'linen'

crinoline

noun
     
Related topics: Clothes
crin‧o‧line [countable]
DCC a round frame that was worn in the past under a woman's skirt to support it and hold it away from her body

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