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caparison

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Knight on caparisoned steed

English

Etymology

Middle French from Old Spanish caparazón.

Noun

Singular
caparison

Plural
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  1. The often ornamental coverings for an animal, especially a horse or an elephant.
    19th c. And the green of the caparison of the horse, and of his rider, was as green as the leaves of the fir-tree, and the yellow was as yellow as the blossom of the broom. — Anon., tr. by Lady Charlotte Guest, The Mabinogion/The Dream of Rhonabwy.

Verb

Infinitive
to caparison

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to caparison (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To dress up a horse or elephant with ornamental coverings.
    1593 Come, bustle, bustle; caparison my horse — Shakespeare, Richard III, Act 5, Scene 3.

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