Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Divan’ (Arabic and Persian, diwan)

 Dittoes (A suit of).Divers Colours [in garments]. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Divan’ (Arabic and Persian, diwan)
means a register kept on a white table exactly similar to our board. Among the Orientals the word is applied to a council-chamber or court of justice; but in England we mean a coffee-house where smoking is the chief attraction.   1

 Dittoes (A suit of).Divers Colours [in garments]. 


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