What does the word tartan mean?

Usage examples for tartan

  1. 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
  2. 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