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What is "Abercrombie" - Definition & Explanation

Scottish tartan fabric woven with a blue and black ground and green and white over-check. Medium weight, usually not heavy enough for outerwear. Originally all-wool, but now may contain a proportion of polyester or acrylic fibre. Used for kilts, pleated skirts, bias-cut skirts, pinafore dresses, children's clothes.

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