caparison[kə par′i sən, -zən]
caparison definition by Webster's New World
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- an ornamented covering for a horse; trappings
- clothing, equipment, and ornaments; outfit
Origin: French caparaçon ; from Old ProvenÃ§al caparasso, large hooded cloak ; from capa: see cape
- to cover (a horse) with trappings
- to adorn with rich clothing; deck out
caparison definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An ornamental covering for a horse or for its saddle or harness; trappings.
- Richly ornamented clothing; finery.
- To outfit (a horse) with an ornamental covering.
- To dress (another) in rich clothing.
Origin: Obsolete French caparasson, from Old Spanish caparazón, from Medieval Latin cappa, cloak; see cape1.