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kersey

[kur-zee] /ˈkɜr zi/
noun, plural kerseys.
1.
a heavy overcoating of wool or wool and cotton, similar to beaver and melton.
2.
a coarse twilled woolen cloth with a cotton warp, used especially for work clothes.
3.
a garment made of kersey.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; perhaps after Kersey, in Suffolk, England
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kersey

/ˈkɜːzɪ/
noun
1.
a smooth woollen cloth used for overcoats, etc
2.
a twilled woollen cloth with a cotton warp
Word Origin
C14: probably from Kersey, village in Suffolk
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