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 for scottish
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scottish \Scot"tish\, a. [From Scot a Scotchman: cf. AS.
     Scyttisc, and E. Scotch, a., Scots, a.]
     Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of Scotland, their
     country, or their language; as, Scottish industry or economy;
     a Scottish chief; a Scottish dialect.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its
             people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic
             language; "Scots Gaelic"; "the Scots community in New
             York"; "`Scottish' tends to be the more formal term as in
             `The Scottish Symphony' or `Scottish authors' or
             `Scottish mountains'"; "`Scotch' is in disfavor with
             Scottish people and is used primarily outside Scotland
             except in such frozen phrases as `Scotch broth' or
             `Scotch whiskey' or `Scotch plaid'" [syn: Scots,
             Scottish, Scotch]
      n 1: the dialect of English used in Scotland [syn: Scottish,
           Scots, Scots English]

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