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What is "Plaid" - Definition & Explanation

From a Scots language word meaning blanket, plaid usually referring to patterned woollen cloth otherwise known as tartan.
Fabric consisting of crossed stripes in the warp and weft.
A pattern consisting of colored bars or stripes which cross each other at right angles, comparable with a Scottish tartan. Plaid infers a multi-colored motif of rather large pattern repeat; the word "check" refers to similar motifs on a small scale and with fewer colors.
Plaid is a Scots language word meaning blanket, usually referring to patterned woollen cloth
A pattern consisting of colored bars or stripes which cross each other at right angles, comparable with a Scottish tartan.
A Pattern Of Stripes And Bars That Cross Each Other At Right Angles.
Tartan: a cloth having a crisscross design.
A twilled woolen fabric with a tartan pattern; a fabric with a pattern of tartan or an imitation of tartan. A rectangular length of tartan worn over the left shoulder as part of the Scottish national costume.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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