inverness

noun
in·​ver·​ness | \ ˌin-vər-ˈnes How to pronounce inverness (audio) \

Definition of inverness

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Inverness

geographical name
In·​ver·​ness | \ ˌin-vər-ˈnes How to pronounce Inverness (audio) \

Definition of Inverness (Entry 2 of 2)

1 or Inverness-shire \ ˌin-​vər-​ˈnesh-​ˌshir How to pronounce Inverness-shire (audio) , -​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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In the meaning defined above

First Known Use of inverness

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1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inverness

Noun

Inverness, Scotland

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“Inverness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inverness. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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