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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ca·par·i·son /kəˈpærəsən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ca·par·i·son n.
 1. An ornamental covering or housing for a horse; the harness or trappings of a horse, taken collectively, especially when decorative.
    Their horses clothed with rich caparison.   --Drylen.
 2. Gay or rich clothing.
    My heart groans beneath the gay caparison.   --Smollett.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ca·par·i·son, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Caparisoned p. pr. & vb. n. Caparisoning.]
 1. To cover with housings, as a horse; to harness or fit out with decorative trappings, as a horse.
    The steeds, caparisoned with purple, stand.   --Dryden.
 2. To adorn with rich dress; to dress.
    I am caparisoned like a man.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse,
          especially (formerly) for a warhorse [syn: trapping, trappings,
           housing, housings]
      v : put a caparison on; "caparison the horses for the festive
          occasion" [syn: bard, dress up]