- a grayish blend of colors, especially of green, used in textiles, as for plaids.
Origin of lovat
First recorded in 1905–10; probably after Thomas Alexander Fraser, Lord Lovat (1802–75), who popularized tweeds in muted colors as hunters' dress
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Examples from the Web for lovat
And are you going to marry Letitia also, and Lovat, and the two little girls, and the baby?Molly Bawn
Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
Consistent with these professions were the letters of Lovat to the President.
Such was the simple statement of Lovat's first steps on this occasion.
The Master of Lovat was implicated, as we have shown, in the troubles of 1745.
Lovat's expressions of regard were frequently written in French.
- a yellowish-green or bluish-green mixture, esp in tweeds or woollens
named after Lovat, Inverness-shire
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