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|tu·nic (tnk, ty-)|n. 1.
a. A loose-fitting garment, sleeved or sleeveless, extending to the knees and worn by men and women especially in ancient Greece and Rome.
b. A medieval surcoat.
a. A long, plain, close-fitting jacket, usually having a stiff high collar and worn as part of a uniform.
b. A long, plain, sleeved or sleeveless blouse.
c. A short pleated and belted dress worn by women for some sports.
3. Anatomy A coat or layer enveloping an organ or part.
4. Botany A loose membranous outer covering of a bulb or corm, as of the onion, tulip, or crocus.
[Middle English tunik
, from Old French tunique
, from Latin tunica
, of Phoenician origin
; akin to Hebrew kuttnet, ktnet
, from Central Semitic *kuttn, *kittn
; see chiton
tunic /tunk/ n. 1 a loose, sack-like garment tied at the waist: Tunics are fashionable even after thousands of years. 2 a short jacket that is part of a uniform