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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A cloche can be purchased at specialty kitchen stores for about forty dollars.
▪ Carrots use cloches for the earliest varieties; sow the same variety every 2-3 weeks through the season.
▪ I bought a cloche, which is a domed clay oven that fits nicely into any regular oven.
▪ Netting can also be stretched over the hoops used for the popular polythene tunnel cloches.
▪ So after the early strawberries have been protected, use the cloches as a fruit cage.
▪ The trap looks rather like an open-ended small plastic cloche, and hangs in the tree.
▪ There are benefits and drawbacks to the cloche.
▪ To cloche or not to cloche, that will be the question.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

cloche \cloche\ n.

  1. a woman's close-fitting helmetlike hat.

  2. a low transparent cover put over young plants to protect them from cold.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

type of bell jar, 1882, from French cloche "bell, bell glass" (12c.), from Late Latin clocca "bell" (see clock (n.1)). As a type of women's hat, recorded from 1907, so called from its shape.


n. 1 A glass covering, originally bell-shaped, for garden plants to prevent frost damage and promote early growth. 2 A bell-shaped, close-fitting women’s hat with a deep rounded crown and narrow rim. 3 (cx aviation English) An apparatus used in controlling certain aeroplanes, consisting principally of a steering column mounted with a universal joint at the base, which is bell-shaped and has attached to it the cables for controlling the wing-warping devices, elevator planes, etc.

  1. n. a low transparent cover put over young plants to protect them from cold

  2. a woman's close-fitting helmet-like hat


Cloche (French for bell) may refer to:

  • Armoured cloche, a type of fortification on the Maginot Line
  • Battement en cloche, a classical ballet movement
  • Bell (instrument), especially in music directions
  • Cloche (agriculture), a covering for protecting plants from cold temperatures
  • Cloche (tableware), a silver dish cover
  • Cloche hat, a close-fitting women's hat
  • Cloche Leythal Pastalia, a character in videogame Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica
Cloche (tableware)

A cloche (from the French for "bell") is a tableware cover, sometimes made out of silver though commercially they are available as glass, stoneware, marble or other materials. They often resemble a bell, hence the name.

Cloche (agriculture)

In agriculture and gardening, a cloche (from French, cloche or "bell") is a covering for protecting plants from cold temperatures. The original form of a cloche is a bell-shaped glass cover that is placed over an individual plant; modern cloches are usually made from plastic. The use of cloches is traced back to market gardens in 19th century France, where entire fields of plants would be protected with cloches. In commercial growing, cloches have largely been replaced by row cover, and nowadays are mainly found in smaller gardens.

Usage examples of "cloche".

Struggling on, battered by trellises strung with swinging, clanging, sharp-edged tin cans, I finally reached canes and cloches and beds of biliously bright flowers.

The garden was a model of orderliness, with rows of cauliflowers and winter cabbage, leeks and Brussels sprouts and, under cloches along one wall, neat rows of seedlings.

Il me semble que ce son retentit dans mon conseil aussi haut que les cloches de Saint-Denis.

The garden was a model of orderliness, with rows of cauliflowers and winter cabbage, leeks and Brussels sprouts and, under cloches along one wall, neat rows of seedlings.

The patch of ground she was trying to clear must at some stage have produced summer salad vegetables, because as she dug she was unearthing the remains of what would have once been metal cloches and the soil was full of splintered pieces of glass.

Her mother wore a navy cloche, the silver roll of her hair caught beneath it with mother-of-pearl combs.

She puts her hands inside the pockets of her dress, sets her cloche on her head, and points herself north or south along the railroad tracks.

In a previous age, I reflected, she might have been a servant in a big house or a stenographer riding the tram to work in a cheap two-piece suit and cloche hat.

A black feather boa was wrapped around her shoulders, and on her head was a cloche hat that dangled onyx pendants over her plucked eyebrows.

She was wearing a bun again, and had a matching cloche, and in the startling red outfit, she made quite an impression.

Finally, she slipped on a long white knitted cardigan, and a small navy blue cloche hat.

On the wall to the left, barely touched by light, was a large tattered tapestry: a scene of women in long dresses and cloche hats riding horses sidesaddle through spring grass and flowers, past a verdant forest.

With the other hand she pulled the black felt cloche becoming to her delicate features though unflattering to so many wearers more snugly over her short hair.

Her hair was tucked under a black cloche and she wore gold earrings and a thin gold necklace.

Alvin hurriedly picked out a hat, a velvet red cloche, something Clara Bow or Lillian Gish might have worn, tugged down the narrow brim.