[ lohd-n ]
/ ˈloʊd n /


a thick, heavily fulled, waterproof fabric, used in coats and jackets for cold climates.
Also called loden green. the deep olive-green color of this fabric.

Nearby words

  1. locutionary act,
  2. locutorium,
  3. locutory,
  4. lod,
  5. lode,
  6. lodestar,
  7. lodestone,
  8. lodge,
  9. lodge, henry cabot,
  10. lodge, sir oliver joseph

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


/ (ˈləʊdən) /


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

Word Origin for loden

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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