chevelure

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French chevelure (head of hair).

NounEdit

chevelure (plural chevelures)

  1. The nebulous part of a comet or star.
    • 1802, William Herschel, Catalogue of 500 new Nebulae, nebulous Stars, planetary Nebulae, and Clusters of Stars; with Remarks on the Construction of the Heavens
      A bright star with a considerable milky chevelure
  2. A head of hair.
  3. A periwig.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for chevelure in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French chevel (Modern French cheveu) + -ure. Compare Occitan cabeladura.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃə.v(ə).lyʁ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

chevelure f (plural chevelures)

  1. hair
  2. tail (of a comet)

DescendantsEdit

  • Russian: шевелю́ра (ševeljúra)

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