Geneva gown

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

from its use by the Calvinist clergy of Geneva

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Geneva gown was in 1820

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“Geneva gown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Geneva%20gown. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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