Joseph's coat

noun

Definition of Joseph's coat

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

  2. 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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