Two strips of white cloth that hang from the front of the collar of some clerical and academic robes.
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(Clothing & Fashion) a pair of white lawn or linen strips hanging from the front of the neck or collar of some ecclesiastical and academic robes
[C19: named after Geneva, where originally worn by Swiss Calvinist clergy]
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two white pendent strips worn at the throat in clerical garb.
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