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tutu

1
a very short skirt worn by ballerinas, made of projecting layers of stiffened sheer material

tutu

2
a shrub, Coriaria arborea, of New Zealand, having seeds that are poisonous to farm animals

Tutu

Desmond. born 1931, South African clergyman, noted for his opposition to apartheid: Anglican Bishop of Johannesburg (1984--86) and Archbishop of Cape Town (1986--96); in 1995 he became leader of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, established to investigate human rights violations during the apartheid era. Nobel peace prize 1984

Tutu

 

a short fluffy multi-layer skirt worn by a ballerina. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, tutus were made of gauze, muslin, or tarlatan sewn in several rows. Modern tutus are made from light synthetic fabrics. The tutu is usually sewn to a bodice. The first one was made in 1839 for Marie Taglioni from a drawing by the artist E. Lami.

REFERENCE

Khudekov, S. N. Istoriia tantsev, part 3. St. Petersburg, 1915.
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