glen plaid

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glen plaid

Any of various textile patterns consisting of alternating dark and light threads that cross at right angles and are sometimes interwoven with a brightly colored accent thread.

[Short for Glen Urquhart plaid, after Glen Urquhart, valley in north-central Scotland, part of an estate belonging to the Earls of Seafield, who adopted such a pattern for the tweed of the estate in the 1840s.]

Glen′ plaid′

1. a plaid pattern of muted colors or of black or gray and white, esp. one in which groups of both light and dark stripes alternate.
2. a fabric having such a pattern.
3. a garment made of such a fabric.
[1925–30; orig. Glenurquhart (or Glen Urquhart) plaid (check, tweed, etc.), after a valley of that name in Invernesshire, Scotland]
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