dim. Crocotŭla (sc. vestis). A light,
showy garment named from its saffron (crocus) colour. It was affected
chiefly by women and by men of an effeminate character, and was probably worn between the
under and upper garments.
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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