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tartan a woollen cloth woven in one of several patterns of coloured checks and intersecting lines, especially of a design associated with a particular Scottish clan. (The attribution of particular designs is comparatively modern, dating from around 1800.)

Recorded from the late 15th century, the word may come from Old French tertaine, denoting a kind of cloth; compare with tartarin, a rich fabric formerly imported from the east through Tartary.

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tartan

tar·tan1 / ˈtärtn/ • n. a woolen cloth woven in one of several patterns of plaid, esp. of a design associated with a particular Scottish clan. • adj. used allusively in reference to Scotland or the Scots. tar·tan2 • n. hist. a lateen-rigged, single-masted ship used in the Mediterranean.

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tartan

tartan Cloth, usually woollen, with a pattern of stripes crossing at right angles. The cross-bars are of different colours and widths, usually on a red or green background. The patterned cloth is now associated mainly with the Highlands of Scotland. Many Scottish clans have their own, unique tartan patterns.

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tartan

tartan (orig. Sc.) woollen cloth woven in stripes crossing at right angles. XVI. perh. — OF. tertaine, var. of tiretaine cloth half wool, half linen or cotton, of unkn. orig.

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Tartan (in the Bible)

Tartan (tär´tăn), in the Bible, official title of two Assyrians sent to Hezekiah by Sennacherib and Sargon.

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tartan (pattern)

tartan: see plaid.

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tartan

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