Joseph's coat

noun

1
: a coat of many colors
a country as dappled and patchy as Joseph's coatT. H. Fielding
2
: any of certain plants with variegated foliage: such as
a
: a tampala with red and green variegated leaves grown as an ornamental
b
: coleus

Word History

Etymology

after Joseph, Old Testament patriarch; from his coat of many colors (Genesis 37:3—AV)

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“Joseph's coat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Joseph%27s%20coat. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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