inverness

noun in·ver·ness \ ˌin-vər-ˈnes \

Definition of inverness

: a loose belted coat having a cape with a close-fitting round collar

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Origin and Etymology of inverness

Inverness, Scotland


Inverness

geographical name In·ver·ness \ ˌin-vər-ˈnes \

Definition of Inverness

1 or Inverness-shire play \-ˈnesh-ˌshir, -shər\ former county of northwestern Scotland
2 burgh in northwestern Scotland, formerly serving as the capital of the Highland region population 63,090

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