- a thick, heavily fulled, waterproof fabric, used in coats and jackets for cold climates.
- Also called loden green. the deep olive-green color of this fabric.
Origin of loden
1910–15; < German; Old High German lodo; compare Old English lotha cloak, Old Norse lothi fur cloak, lothinn shaggy
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- a thick heavy waterproof woollen cloth with a short pile, used to make garments, esp coats
- a dark bluish-green colour, in which the cloth is often made
German, from Old High German lodo thick cloth, perhaps related to Old English lotha cloak
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Word Origin and History for loden
"coarse woolen cloth," 1880, from German loden "thick woolen cloth."
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