Glen-plaid meaning

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.
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A plaid pattern or cloth with thin crossbarred stripes in black and white and one or more muted colors.
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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