Ruff, an ecclesiastical garment:

(1) a piece of plaited linen worn round the neck; (2) a falling collar; (3) an academical robe of silk worn over the gown of certain graduates; (4) a name sometimes given in the 17th century to the hood or tippet worn by clerics in Church.

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