maud

maud

[mawd]
noun
1.
a gray woolen plaid worn by shepherds and others in S Scotland.
2.
a rug or wrap of like material, used as a traveling robe, steamer rug, etc.

Origin:
1780–90; perhaps apocopated variant of obsolete maldy a coarse gray woolen cloth

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Maud

[mawd]
noun
1.
Matilda ( def 1 ).
2.
Also, Maude. a female given name, form of Matilda.
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maud (mɔːd)
 
n
a shawl or rug of grey wool plaid formerly worn in Scotland
 
[C18: of unknown origin]

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Maud
fem. proper name, from O.Fr. Mahaut, from Gmc. (cf. O.H.G. Mahthilda; see Matilda).
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