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.
A plaid pattern or cloth with thin crossbarred stripes in black and white and one or more muted colors.
Origin of glen-plaid
- 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
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition