kersey

kersey

[kur-zee]
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:
1400–50; late Middle English; perhaps after Kersey, in Suffolk, England

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kersey (ˈkɜːzɪ)
 
n
1.  a smooth woollen cloth used for overcoats, etc
2.  a twilled woollen cloth with a cotton warp
 
[C14: probably from Kersey, village in Suffolk]

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