Balmoral

Balmoral

[bal-mawr-uhl, -mor-uhl]
noun
1.
a colored woolen petticoat, formerly worn under a skirt and draped so that portions of it could be seen.
2.
(lowercase) . Also called bal. an ankle-high shoe, laced in front.
3.
a brimless Scottish cap with a flat top that projects all around the head.
Compare tam-o'-shanter.


Origin:
1855–60; after Balmoral Castle in Scotland

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Balmoral1 (bælˈmɒrəl)
 
n
1.  a laced walking shoe
2.  a 19th-century woollen petticoat, worn showing below the skirt
3.  Also called: bluebonnet a Scottish brimless hat traditionally of dark blue wool with a cockade and plume on one side
 
[C19: named after Balmoral Castle]

Balmoral2 (bælˈmɒrəl)
 
n
a castle in NE Scotland, in SW Aberdeenshire: a private residence of the British sovereign

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