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Harris tweed Line breaks: Har¦ris tweed
Pronunciation: /harɪsˈtwiːd/

Definition of Harris tweed in English:


[mass noun] trademark
Handwoven tweed made in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, especially on the island of Lewis and Harris: a length of Harris tweed [as modifier]: a Harris tweed suit [count noun]: a real Harris tweed repels water wonderfully
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  • ‘Ach, well,’ he said, ‘there's plenty to see for free,’ and he proceeded to take me on a detour to view a 2,000-year-old battlement, then past a home where, through the open garage door, we could see a man weaving Harris tweed.
  • Harris and Lewis, for example, are really one long island divided by a range of inhospitable, boulder-strewn mountains, but they produce the world-renowned Harris tweed, still made by hand on looms in islanders' homes.
  • She added: ‘There will be an area devoted to renowned Scottish merchandise, such as whisky, knitwear, Harris tweed, and food but we will also showcase modern Scottish products.’

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