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[bal-mawr-uh l, -mor-uh l]
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  1. a colored woolen petticoat, formerly worn under a skirt and draped so that portions of it could be seen.
  2. (lowercase) Also called bal. an ankle-high shoe, laced in front.
  3. a brimless Scottish cap with a flat top that projects all around the head.
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Origin of Balmoral

First recorded in 1855–60; after Balmoral Castle in Scotland
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Related Words for balmoral

female, feminine, slip, clothes, waistcoat, underskirt, kilt, balmoral, undercoat

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noun (sometimes not capital)
  1. a laced walking shoe
  2. a 19th-century woollen petticoat, worn showing below the skirt
  3. Also called: bluebonnet a Scottish brimless hat traditionally of dark blue wool with a cockade and plume on one side
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Word Origin for Balmoral

C19: named after Balmoral Castle


  1. a castle in NE Scotland, in SW Aberdeenshire: a private residence of the British sovereign
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