Joseph's coat


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

Word History


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

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“Joseph's coat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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