Definition of cloche noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//klɒʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kloʊʃ//
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  1. 1 (also cloche hat) a woman’s hat, shaped like a bell, and fitting close to the head, worn especially in the 1920s
  2. 2a glass or plastic cover placed over young plants to protect them from cold weather
  3. Word Originlate 19th cent.: from French, literally ‘bell’, from medieval Latin clocca ‘bell’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cloche