Meaning of WOOL in English
/ wʊl; NAmE / noun [ U ]
the soft fine hair that covers the body of sheep, goats and some other animals
long thick thread made from animal's wool, used for knitting :
a ball of wool
cloth made from animal's wool, used for making clothes, etc. :
This scarf is 100% wool.
pure new wool
a wool blanket
—see also cotton wool , dyed in the wool , lambswool , steel wool , wire wool
see pull verb
Old English wull , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wol and German Wolle , from an Indo-European root shared by Latin lana wool, vellus fleece.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005