moreen

moreen

[muh-reen]
noun
a heavy fabric of wool, or wool and cotton, with a ribbed face and a moiré finish, used for curtains, petticoats, etc.

Origin:
1685–95; mor- (perhaps variant of moire) + (velvet)een

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moreen (mɒˈriːn)
 
n
a heavy, usually watered, fabric of wool or wool and cotton, used esp in furnishing
 
[C17: perhaps from moire, influenced by velveteen]

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