Geneva gown

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Definition of Geneva gown

: a loose large-sleeved black academic gown widely used as a vestment by members of the Protestant clergy

First Known Use of Geneva gown

1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Geneva gown

from its use by the Calvinist clergy of Geneva

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“Geneva gown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Geneva%20gown. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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