One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A thick waterproof woolen cloth.
- ‘The wetter-fleck, a long loden cape, is also still worn, as are knickers of elk hide or wool.’
- ‘I have worn a Fjällraven loden jacket for over twelve years.’
- 1.1 The dark green color in which loden cloth is often made.
- ‘The shirt is available in chamois or loden colors.’
Early 20th century: from German Loden.
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