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Geneva gown

noun
a loose, large-sleeved, black preaching gown worn by members of the Protestant clergy: so named from its use by the Calvinist clergy of Geneva, Switzerland.

Origin:
1810–20

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Geneva gown
 
n
a long loose black gown with very wide sleeves worn by academics or Protestant clerics
 
[C19: named after Geneva; see Geneva bands]

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