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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a fur or leather pouch worn at the front of the kilt as part of the traditional dress of Scottish Highlanders

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Scottish Gaelic sporan purse Date: 1752 a pouch usually of skin with the hair or fur on that is worn in front of the kilt with Scots Highland dress

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a pouch, usu. of leather or sealskin covered with fur etc., worn by a Highlander in front of the kilt. Etymology: Gael. sporan f. med.L bursa PURSE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sporran Spor"ran (sp[o^]r"ran), n. [Gael. sporan.] A large purse or pouch made of skin with the hair or fur on, worn in front of the kilt by Highlanders when in full dress.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(sporrans) A sporran is a flat bag made out of leather or fur, which a Scotsman wears on a belt around his waist when he is wearing a skirt called a kilt. N-COUNT



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