argyle

Argyle is a specific design or pattern of different colored diamond shapes. If your grandmother visits Scotland, she might bring you back an argyle sweater. If you're preppy, you might just wear it.

It's not unusual for knitters to work an argyle pattern into a sweater or a scarf, and it's particularly common for Scottish knitters. Kilts frequently come in various argyle designs, and Scottish Highlanders have traditionally worn argyle socks since the 17th century. The word itself was inspired by the tartan belonging to the Campbell clan, from Argyll in the west of Scotland.

Definitions of argyle
  1. noun
    a design consisting of a pattern of varicolored diamonds on a solid background (originally for knitted articles); patterned after the tartan of a clan in western Scotland
    synonyms: argyll
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    type of:
    design, figure, pattern
    a decorative or artistic work
  2. noun
    a sock knitted or woven with an argyle design (usually used in the plural)
    synonyms: argyll
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    type of:
    sock
    hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot; worn inside the shoe; reaches to between the ankle and the knee
  3. noun
    a covered gravy holder of silver or other metal containing a detachable central vessel for hot water to keep the gravy warm
    synonyms: argyll
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    type of:
    boat, gravy boat, gravy holder, sauceboat
    a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce
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