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woolen

or (especially British) woollen

[woo l-uh n] /ˈwʊl ən/
noun
1.
any cloth of carded wool yarn of which the fibers vary in length: bulkier, looser, and less regular than worsted.
2.
woolens, wool cloth or clothing.
adjective
3.
made or consisting of wool:
woolen cloth.
4.
of or relating to wool or woolen fabrics.
Origin of woolen
1050
before 1050; Middle English wollen (adj. and noun), Old English wullen, wyllen (noun). See wool, -en2
Related forms
half-woolen, adjective
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adj.

chiefly British English woollen, Old English wullen, from wool + -en (2). Related: Woolens; woollens.

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