curse of Scotland

curse of Scot·​land | \ -əvzˈkätlənd, -əvˈsk- \

Definition of curse of Scotland

: the nine of diamonds in playing cards

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History and Etymology for curse of Scotland

so called from its similarity to the coat of arms of Sir John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair †1707 Scottish lawyer, as lord advocate partly responsible for the massacre of the MacDonald clan at Glencoe, Scotland, in 1692

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“Curse of Scotland.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curse%20of%20Scotland. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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