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Cowichan sweater

Line breaks: Cowi|chan sweat¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊɪtʃən
 
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Definition of Cowichan sweater in English:

noun

(In Canada) a thick sweater decorated with symbols taken from the mythology of the Cowichan Indians of southern Vancouver Island.
Example sentences
  • In summer you can watch the creation of the famous Cowichan sweaters as they are hand - knit in one piece.
  • A man had this Cowichan sweater specially made for his wife and I was so happy to find it.
  • You will have to continue the tradition and knit two Cowichan sweaters for your kiddies.

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