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mungo

[muhng-goh] /ˈmʌŋ goʊ/
noun, plural mungos.
1.
a low-grade wool from felted rags or waste.
Also, mongo, mongoe.
Compare shoddy (def 1).
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; origin uncertain
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mungo

/ˈmʌŋɡəʊ/
noun (pl) -gos, -goes
1.
a cheap felted fabric made from waste wool
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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