Vesture

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vesture

1. A garment or garments; a robe; clothing; dress; apparel; vestment; covering; envelope. Approach, and kiss her sacred vesture's hem. (milton) Rocks, precipices, and gulfs, appareled with a vesture of plants. (Bentley) There polished chests embroidered vestures graced. (pope)

2. The corn, grass, underwood, stubble, etc, with which land was covered; as, the vesture of an acre. Seizin; possession.

Origin: OF. Vesture, vesteure, F. Veture, LL. Vestitura, from L. Vestire to clothe, dress. See Vest, and cf. Vestiture.