SHROUD (Heb. hōresh). Generally the dress for the dead. Also can refer to a bough or branch in Ezek.31.3, where KJV has “a shadowing shroud” and NIV “overshadowing the forest.”
. 1. An archaism meaning “shelter, covering,” used in the KJV to render חֹ֫רֶשׁ
, in Ezekiel 31:3
(RSV FOREST SHADE).
2. A winding sheet for the dead. Matthew 27:59 (KJV) renders σινδών, G4984, LINEN CLOTH; the RSV has LINEN SHROUD. Mark 15:46 KJV trs. the same word LINEN, while the RSV has LINEN SHROUD; Mark 14:51, 52 KJV, RSV tr. the same word LINEN CLOTH.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
Winding-sheet for the dead. See Burial. Used in the King James Version, the English Revised Version Eze 31:3 in the rare old sense of "shelter," "covering." the American Standard Revised Version has "a forest-like shade" choresh, "wood," "wooded height") (Isa 17:9, etc.). Compare Milton, Comus, 147.