Pronunciation: (in"vur-nes', in'vur-nes"),[key] —n. 1. Also called In•ver•ness•shirePronunciation: (in"vur-nes'shēr, -shur).[key]a historic county in NW Scotland.
2. a seaport and administrative district in the Highland region, in N Scotland. 55,045; 1080 sq. mi. (2797 sq. km).
3. (often l.c.) an overcoat with a removable cape.
4. Also called Inverness' cape".(often l.c.) the cape of this coat or one resembling it, esp. a loose, full, wool or worsted cape in a plaid pattern.