One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A tweed characterized by bright flecks randomly distributed on a background usually of light gray, originally woven in County Donegal, northwestern Ireland.
- ‘Irish fashion designers have always had a soft spot for Donegal tweed.’
- ‘Men's classic suiting is coming out in patterns such as houndstooth, herringbone, glen plaid, tartan, pinstripes and Donegal tweed.’
- ‘He was wearing a pair of dark grey trousers, a Donegal tweed jacket and a red, white and blue striped shirt.’
A county in extreme northwestern Republic of Ireland, part of the old province of Ulster; capital, Lifford.
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