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Definition of tunic:

  1. A membrane, or layer of tissue, especially when enveloping an organ or part, as the eye.
  2. A natural covering; an integument; as, the tunic of a seed.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Same as Tunicle.
  6. See Mantle, n., 3 ( a).


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