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Geneva gown

noun
1.
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
1810-1820
1810-20
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Geneva gown

noun
1.
a long loose black gown with very wide sleeves worn by academics or Protestant clerics
Word Origin
C19: named after Geneva; see Geneva bands
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