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lovat

[luhv-uh t] /ˈlʌv ət/
noun
1.
a grayish blend of colors, especially of green, used in textiles, as for plaids.
Origin of lovat
1905-1910
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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lovat

/ˈlʌvət/
noun
1.
a yellowish-green or bluish-green mixture, esp in tweeds or woollens
Word Origin
named after Lovat, Inverness-shire
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