Part of speech: noun

A Scotch plaid fabric; also, its design or pattern.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Sarah C. Hallowell.