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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Scottish Gaelic
Origin: plaide

plaid

noun
     
plaid
1 [uncountable]TIM a pattern of crossed lines and squares, used especially on cloth [= tartan British English]
a plaid shirt
2 [countable]DC a piece of plaid cloth worn over the shoulder and across the chest by people from Scotland as part of their national costume

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