lovat

[luhv-uh t]
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noun

a grayish blend of colors, especially of green, used in textiles, as for plaids.

Nearby words

  1. louÿs,
  2. louÿs, pierre,
  3. lovable,
  4. lovage,
  5. lovastatin,
  6. love,
  7. love affair,
  8. love apple,
  9. love arrows,
  10. love at first sight

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

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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