Morion meaning

môr'ē-ŏn'
A variety of quartz, dark-brown to black in color.
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A crested metal helmet with a curved peak in front and back, worn by European soldiers in the 1500s and 1600s.
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A black or blackish-brown form of smoky quartz.
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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.
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(historical) A kind of open brimmed helmet used by footsoldiers in the 16th and 17th centuries, having no visor or bever. [from 16th c.]
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(mineralogy) A brown or black variety of quartz. [from 18th c.]
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Origin of morion

  • French from Spanish morrión from morro snout, thick lip, rounded end of an object probably from Vulgar Latin murrum snout, of imitative origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • French from a postclassical Latin misreading of Latin mormorion a kind of dark precious stone perhaps from an unattested Greek word of unknown origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French morion, and its source, Spanish morrión, probably from morra (“crown of the head"). Perhaps compare moraine.
    From Wiktionary
  • From French morion, from Late Latin morion, a misreading in some manuscripts for Latin mormorion.
    From Wiktionary