Pronunciation: (lir'ē-pīp"), [key]
1. a hood with a long, hanging peak, worn originally by medieval academics and later adopted for general wear in the 14th and 15th centuries.
2. a long strip or tail of fabric hanging from a garment or headdress, esp. the peak of this hood or a streamer on a chaperon; tippet.
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