lovat

[ luhv-uht ]
/ ˈlʌv ət /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for lovat

lovat
/ (ˈlʌvət) /

noun

a yellowish-green or bluish-green mixture, esp in tweeds or woollens

Word Origin for lovat

named after Lovat, Inverness-shire
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