watchet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English wachet, waget; compare French vaciet (whortleberry), Latin vaccīnium (blueberry).

Pronunciation[edit]

Homophone: watch it

Noun[edit]

watchet (countable and uncountable, plural watchets)

  1. (obsolete) A light blue color
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    • 1764, Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto, V:
      I was going by his highness's order to my lady Isabella's chamber: she lies in the watchet-coloured chamber, on the right hand, one pair of stairs […].
  2. (obsolete) Cloth or clothes of this color.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.iv:
      They him disarm'd, and spredding on the ground / Their watchet mantles frindgd with siluer round, / They softly wipt away the gelly blood []

Adjective[edit]

watchet (comparative more watchet, superlative most watchet)

  1. (obsolete) Of the color watchet.