Cloche definition

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A close-fitting woman's hat with a bell-like shape.
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A usually bell-shaped cover, used chiefly to protect plants from frost.
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A transparent covering used to protect or force delicate plants.
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A closefitting, bell-shaped hat for women.
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A glass covering, originally bell-shaped, for garden plants to prevent frost damage and promote early growth.
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A bell-shaped, close-fitting women’s hat with a deep rounded crown and narrow rim.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cloche
Plural:
cloches

Origin of cloche

  • French from Old French bell from Medieval Latin clocca clock1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French cloche ("bell"), from Medieval Latin clocca (“bell”).

    From Wiktionary