balmoral

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Balmoral Castle, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Noun[edit]

balmoral (plural balmorals)

  1. A Scottish cap with a flat top and a plume but no brim; a bluebonnet.
  2. A heavy walking shoe.
    • George Eliot
      a man who uses his balmorals to tread on your toes
  3. A figured woollen petticoat.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Both noun senses are sometimes capitalized.