loden [lohd-n] WORD ORIGIN noun a thick, heavily fulled, waterproof fabric, used in coats and jackets for cold climates. Also called loden green. the deep olive-green color of this fabric.
Origin of loden 1910–15; German; Old High German lodo; compare Old English lotha cloak, Old Norse lothi fur cloak, lothinn shaggy Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for loden-green loden noun a thick heavy waterproof woollen cloth with a short pile, used to make garments, esp coats a dark bluish-green colour, in which the cloth is often made Word Origin for loden German, from Old High German lodo thick cloth, perhaps related to Old English lotha cloak Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for loden-green loden n.
“coarse woolen cloth,” 1880, from German loden “thick woolen cloth.”
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