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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).

PARAGO, adj. Also paragray. Of wool or worsted: greyish in colour, made up of a mixture of black and white threads, marled (Ork. 1929 Marw.).

[Phs. a variant of obs. Eng. paragon, a kind of mixed worsted or poplin material, which may have been popular in this particular colour in Ork. O.Sc. parego, 1631.]

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"Parago adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 24 Sep 2022 <>



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