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n. white robe worn by priests

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An Alb is a liturgical vestment

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Alb
The alb (from the Latin Albus, meaning white), one of the liturgical vestments of the Roman CatholicAnglicanLutheran, and Methodist churches, is an ample white garment coming down to the ankles and is usually girdled with a cincture (a type of belt, sometimes of rope similar to the type used with monk garments). It is simply the long, white linen tunic used by the Romans.

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Johannes Baptista von Albertini
Johannes Baptista von Albertini (17 February 1769 – 6 December 1831) was a German botanist and clergyman of the Moravian Church. He was born in the town of Neuwied.

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Noun
1. a white linen liturgical vestment with sleeves; worn by priests
(hypernym) vestment


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(n.)
A vestment of white linen, reaching to the feet, an enveloping the person; -- in the Roman Catholic church, worn by those in holy orders when officiating at mass. It was formerly worn, at least by clerics, in daily life.
  

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Latin root form for the color white.


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