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[luhv-uh t]
  1. a grayish blend of colors, especially of green, used in textiles, as for plaids.
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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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Historical Examples

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for lovat


  1. a yellowish-green or bluish-green mixture, esp in tweeds or woollens
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Word Origin

named after Lovat, Inverness-shire
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