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  1. a thick, heavily fulled, waterproof fabric, used in coats and jackets for cold climates.
  2. 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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British Dictionary definitions for loden-green


  1. a thick heavy waterproof woollen cloth with a short pile, used to make garments, esp coats
  2. a dark bluish-green colour, in which the cloth is often made

Word Origin

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-green



"coarse woolen cloth," 1880, from German loden "thick woolen cloth."

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