Joseph's coat

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1 : a coat of many colors a country as dappled and patchy as Joseph's coat— T. 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

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History and Etymology for Joseph's coat

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

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