Definition of balmacaan in English:


Line breaks: bal¦ma|caan
Pronunciation: /balməˈkaːn


  • A loose-fitting overcoat with a small rounded collar, typically having raglan sleeves.
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    • I was quite taken with her coats, with the plaid balmacaan being particularly lovely.
    • There is a major trend toward silver this season, so there are trench coats and balmacaans in silver, but that's not the only choice.
    • A clear winner was the’ knee-length mink balmacaan, worn over the shoulder, backed by hand-painted camouflage.


early 20th century: named after Balmacaan, an estate near Inverness in Scotland.

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