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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: goune, from Late Latin gunna

gown

noun
     
gown [countable]
1DCC a long dress that a woman wears on formal occasions
wedding/evening/ball gown
a white silk wedding gown
2DCCMN a long loose piece of clothing worn for special ceremonies by judges, teachers, lawyers, and members of universities [= robe]
3DCCM a long loose piece of clothing worn in a hospital by someone doing or having an operation:
a hospital gown

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