brechan

noun
brech·​an | \ˈbreḵən\
variants: or less commonly bracken \ ˈbrakən \
plural -s

Definition of brechan 

: a plaid of the Scottish Highlands

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History and Etymology for brechan

Scottish Gaelic breacan, from breac spotted, variegated; akin to Old Irish brec spotted, variegated

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