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noun
a coarse wool cloth in a variety of weaves and colors, either hand-spun and handwoven in Scotland or reproduced, often by machine, elsewhere.
tweeds, garments made of this cloth.
a paper having a rough surface, used especially for certain photographic prints.
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Origin of tweed

1835–45; apparently back formation from Scots tweedling twilling (now obsolete) < ?

Other definitions for tweed (2 of 2)

Tweed
[ tweed ]
/ twid /

noun
William Mar·cy [mahr-see] /ˈmɑr si/ "Boss Tweed", 1823–78, U.S. politician.
a river flowing E from S Scotland along part of the NE boundary of England into the North Sea. 97 miles (156 km) long.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for tweed (1 of 2)

tweed
/ (twiːd) /

noun
  1. a thick woollen often knobbly cloth produced originally in Scotland
  2. (as modifier)a tweed coat
(plural) clothes made of this cloth, esp a man's or woman's suit
(plural) Australian informal trousers

Word Origin for tweed

C19: probably from tweel, a Scottish variant of twill, influenced by Tweed

British Dictionary definitions for tweed (2 of 2)

Tweed
/ (twiːd) /

noun
a river in SE Scotland and NE England, flowing east and forming part of the border between Scotland and England, then crossing into England to enter the North Sea at Berwick. Length: 156 km (97 miles)
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