a hatlike, crested helmet without a beaver or visor and with a curved brim coming to a peak in front and in back, worn in the 16th and 17th cent.
Origin of morionOld French ; from Spanish morrión ; from morra, crown of the head, snout: see moraine
a variety of quartz, dark-brown to black in color
Origin of morionmisreading of Classical Latin mormorion (in early editions of Pliny)
A crested metal helmet with a curved peak in front and back, worn by European soldiers in the 1500s and 1600s.
Origin of morionFrench, from Spanish morrión, from morro, snout, thick lip, rounded end of an object, probably from Vulgar Latin *murrum, snout, of imitative origin.
16th-century etched Italian morion
A black or blackish-brown form of smoky quartz.
Origin of morionFrench, from a postclassical Latin misreading of Latin mormorion, a kind of dark precious stone, perhaps from an unattested Greek word of unknown origin.
- (mineralogy) A brown or black variety of quartz. [from 18th c.]