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vestiture

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vestiture an archaic term for clothing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vestiture Investiture.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vestiture The manufacture or preparation of cloth.
    • n vestiture Investiture.
    • n vestiture In zoology, the hairs, scales, etc., covering a surface: as, the vestiture of the thorax of an insect.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vestiture ves′ti-tūr the hairs, scales, &c. covering a surface.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Vesture

Usage

In literature:

In nature, variety spreads a curious interest over all her vestiture.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
Denude: to free from covering; to rub so as to remove the surface covering of scales, hair or other vestiture.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Upon the heights of Ida lay your vestitures aside!
"Something Else Again" by Franklin P. Adams
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