- farthingale (n.)
- contrivance for extending the skirts of women's dresses, formerly also vardingale, etc., 1550s, from Middle French verdugale, from Spanish verdugado "hooped, hooped skirt," from verdugo "rod, stick, young shoot of a tree," from verde "green," from Latin viridis (see verdure). Originally made with cane hoops or rods. The form perhaps influenced by martingale.
- 1. Margaret pinned up her kirtle and farthingale, for the road was wet.
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