Joseph's coat

noun

Definition of Joseph's coat

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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Origin and Etymology of joseph's coat

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


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