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Kendal green

[ken-dl] /ˈkɛn dl/
noun
1.
a coarse woolen cloth, green in color.
2.
a shade of green produced by a dye extracted from the woadwaxen plant.
Origin of Kendal green
1505-1515
First recorded in 1505-15; named after Kendal, town in Westmoreland, England, where the cloth was originally woven and dyed
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British Dictionary definitions for Kendal green

Kendal green

noun
1.
a green woollen cloth, formerly worn by foresters
2.
the colour of this cloth, produced by a dye obtained from the woad plant See also dyer's-greenweed
Word Origin
C14: from Kendal, where it originated
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