or Cope. A richly-embroidered ceremonial cloak that originated as a hooded cloak worn by monks from the 9th century and onwards at processions or in the choir. Now it is a processional vestment - a wide, heel-length cloak of the appropriate liturgical color.

Plu"vi*al, a. [L. pluvialis, fr. pluvia rain: cf. F. pluvial. See Plover.]

1.

Of or pertaining to rain; rainy.

[R.]

2. Geol.

Produced by the action of rain.

 

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Plu"vi*al, n. [LL. pluviale a garment which keeps off the rain: cf. F. pluvial.]

A priest's cope.

 

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