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Meaning of tartan

tar•tan

Pronunciation: (tär'tn), [key]
— n.
  1. a woolen or worsted cloth woven with stripes of different colors and widths crossing at right angles, worn chiefly by the Scottish Highlanders, each clan having its own distinctive plaid.
  2. a design of such a plaid known by the name of the clan wearing it.
  3. any plaid.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or resembling tartan.
  2. made of tartan.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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