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The verdugado, or farthingale, was a type of skirt in which hoops of a stiff material were inserted into either the surface or interior of the dress to give it a rigid shape. 

Spreading throughout Europe during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the fashion remained popular among Spanish nobility into the early seventeenth century.

"Vertugado" comes from the Spanish verdugo, meaning "green wood".