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[kur-zee-meer] /ˈkɜr ziˌmɪər/
a heavily fulled woolen cloth constructed in twill weave and finished with a fine nap.
Origin of kerseymere
First recorded in 1775-85; kersey + (cassi)mere Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Their minds were haunted by a spirit in kerseymere in the evening they walked together in the fields.

    Life's Little Ironies Thomas Hardy
  • Williams, you stole a lot of kerseymere from a store, and ran off with it—a most pernicious crime!

    Diary in America, Series One Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  • kerseymere—A fine, twilled, woolen cloth of peculiar texture, one thread of warp and two of wool being always above.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • The man has got on a blue coat and kerseymere leggings; he has black whiskers, and a reddish face.

British Dictionary definitions for kerseymere


a fine soft woollen cloth of twill weave
Word Origin
C18: from kersey + (cassi)mere
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