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Plaid is a pattern of bars and/or lines that criss-cross at right angles.

The name plaid comes from the traditional Scottish tartan woolen shawl, fastened with a brooch at the shoulder. Confusion arises in regards to its nomenclature since in the U.S. it is the name of a fabric pattern. A plaid without official registration as a tartan should not be called a tartan.

See also:
District checks
Glen plaid

Plaid taffeta