surplice definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English surplis ; from Anglo-French surpliz ; from Old French ; from Midieval Latin superpelliceum ; from Classical Latin super-, above (see super-) plush pelliceum, fur robe, neuter of Classical Latin pelliceus, made of skins ; from pellis, skin (see fell)
- surpliced adjective
surplice definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English surplis, from Anglo-Norman surpliz, variant of Old French sourpeliz, from Medieval Latin superpellīcium : Latin super-, super- + Medieval Latin pellīcium, fur coat (from Latin, neuter of pellīcius, made of skin, from pellis, skin; see pel-3 in Indo-European roots).