Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A durable, water-repellent, coarse woolen fabric used chiefly for coats and jackets.
  • n. A deep olive green.

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  • n. A thick waterproof cloth used for garments.
  • n. A dark green colour, like that of loden cloth.
  • adj. Of a dark green colour, like that of loden cloth.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

German, coarse fabric, from Middle High German lode, from Old High German lodo.

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From German Loden.

Examples

  • It had a Red Riding Hood thing going, with models dressed in loden and purple, dressed for a hunt in the forrest.

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  • It included a rusty brown outerwear jacket with detachable fur-edged hood; a sleek charcoal cashmere round-necked dress with three-quarter-length sleeves; a loden green zipped jacket worn over a pencil skirt; a navy, three - quarter-length coat with an off-side zipper that was so "Jackie" and wearable and chic.

    Nancy Marks: Get to Know: Isaac Mizrahi

  • The first thing you notice is Isaac's great sense of color: luscious deep red, tangerine, pinkberry, loden, beautiful shades of blue and gold.

    Nancy Marks: Get to Know: Isaac Mizrahi

  • Evenings are rife with simple black dressing, but day calls for entrance-making loden jackets, cinched at the waist and accented with a puff of fur or a rhinestone-embellished belt.

    Felicia C. Sullivan: Sneak a Coveted Peek: LOFT Holiday 2010

  • Yes, loden green and navy blue will be standing front and center on your rack, and they are ideal investments—very slimming too.

    The Style Checklist

  • He is wearing his loden coat, one of those hooded Tyrolean things of coarse cloth with wooden toggles for buttons.

    Underworld

  • Probably not, because her body had been found still wearing that loden coat.

    Vineyard Chill

  • She was fully dressed and wearing a green loden coat and she was wrapped in a sheet.

    Vineyard Chill

  • Nadine came walking up Clinton Avenue at midnight, wearing her loden coat and her winter cap.

    Vineyard Chill

  • “Haar,” Papa exhaled, as he saw the gray loden coat of Madame Mallory suddenly disappear around a corner stall.

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

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  • A fabric used in coats, the color of a deep olive-green.

    January 4, 2008

  • "He wore a green loden coat and a hunter's hat and held a rifle at the ready as though at any moment he might raise it and blow some small animal to pieces."

    - 'The Colour Of Blood', Brian Moore.

    January 3, 2008