Tu"nic (?), n. [L. tunica: cf. F.tunique.]
1. Rom. Antiq.
An under-garment worn by the ancient Romans of both sexes. It was made with or without sleeves, reached to or below the knees, and was confined at the waist by a girdle.
Any similar garment worm by ancient or Oriental peoples; also, a common name for various styles of loose-fitting under-garments and over-garments worn in modern times by Europeans and others.
3. R. C. Ch.
Same as Tunicle.
A membrane, or layer of tissue, especially when enveloping an organ or part, as the eye.
A natural covering; an integument; as, the tunic of a seed.
See Mantle, n., 3 (a).
© Webster 1913.