[bal-mawr-uh l, -mor-uh l]
- a colored woolen petticoat, formerly worn under a skirt and draped so that portions of it could be seen.
- (lowercase) Also called bal. an ankle-high shoe, laced in front.
- a brimless Scottish cap with a flat top that projects all around the head.
Origin of Balmoral
First recorded in 1855–60; after Balmoral Castle in Scotland
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Examples from the Web for balmoral
The spell of Scotland and of Balmoral on the royal family began with Queen Victoria.
Thus encouraged, in 1847 Victoria bought Balmoral, which she described as “a pretty little castle” with 17,400 acres.
She loves her Scottish estate at Balmoral where she is now, as she is every year in August and September.
Camilla is understood to be with Prince Charles in Scotland on the Balmoral estate.Camilla's Brother Died After Falling In Gramercy Park Hotel Revolving Doors
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They just dont get that there is a reason the Queen has only ever holidayed at her estate in Balmoral in Scotland.The British Royals Dubious Love Affair With Repressive Kazakhstan
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Sarah looked at him, then towards Balmoral, and then she turned to him again.
He'll never build himself a Balmoral,' said the millionaire with a sneer.
I will go back to Balmoral;' and she turned to go up the hill.
But Sarah was wrong, for when the time came there was no gladness at Balmoral.
Meanwhile the night at Balmoral had not been much more restful.
- a laced walking shoe
- a 19th-century woollen petticoat, worn showing below the skirt
- Also called: bluebonnet a Scottish brimless hat traditionally of dark blue wool with a cockade and plume on one side
C19: named after Balmoral Castle
- a castle in NE Scotland, in SW Aberdeenshire: a private residence of the British sovereign
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