lovat
noun Etymology: probably from T. A. Fraser, Lord Lovat died 1875 Scottish nobleman who popularized muted tweeds Date: 1907 a predominantly dusty color mixture (as of green) in fabrics

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  • lovat — lov•at [[t]ˈlʌv ət[/t]] n. cvb tex a grayish blend of colors, esp. of green, used in textiles • Etymology: 1905–10; prob. after Thomas Alexander Fraser, Lord Lovat (1802–75), who popularized tweeds in muted colors as hunters dress …   From formal English to slang

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