Meaning of WOOL in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈwu̇l ]


Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English wolle, from Old English wull; akin to Old High German wolla wool, Latin vellus fleece, lana wool

Date: before 12th century

1. : the soft wavy or curly usually thick undercoat of various hairy mammals and especially the sheep made up of a matrix of keratin fibers and covered with minute scales

2. : a product of wool ; especially : a woven fabric or garment of such fabric


a. : a dense felted pubescence especially on a plant : tomentum

b. : a filamentous mass — usually used in combination; compare mineral wool , steel wool

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