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Hudson's Bay blanket

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Definition of Hudson's Bay blanket in English:

noun

Canadian
A durable woollen blanket, typically with a coloured border.
Example sentences
  • Canadian readers will recognize some comfy Hudson's Bay blankets.
  • In addition as further evidence of my deep and abiding love of this country, I want to state for the record that I also own a Hudson's Bay blanket.
  • The striped Hudson's Bay blankets were made into capotes, coats of the same type that show up in numerous Russell paintings.

Origin

late 19th century: originally sold by the Hudson's Bay Company and frequently used as material for coats.

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