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For other uses, see Robe (disambiguation).
A dragon robe from Qing Dynasty of China
Academic robes

A robe is a loose-fitting outer garment. A robe is distinguished from a cape or cloak by the fact that it usually has sleeves. The English word robe derives from Middle English robe ("garment"), borrowed from Old French robe ("booty, spoils"), itself taken from the Frankish word *rouba ("spoils, things stolen, clothes"), and is related to the word rob. There are various types of robes, including:

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  • The dictionary definition of robe at Wiktionary