What does the word tartan mean?

Usage examples for tartan

  1. A good score of them were lying face downwards between what had been the first houses of the village, and he recognised the regiment by the green- and- yellow tartan. – With Haig on the Somme by D. H. Parry
  2. His hands were long and thin and white; his feet in large shoes, looking the larger that they came out from narrow trousers, which were of shepherd- tartan. – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  3. See, I am dressed for it; and she threw a tartan cloak over her shoulder- a blue- and- green tartan that I had never seen before. – On the Church Steps by Sarah C. Hallowell