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melton

[mel-tn] /ˈmɛl tn/
noun
1.
a heavily fulled cloth, often of wool, tightly constructed and finished with a smooth face concealing the weave, used for overcoats, hunting jackets, etc.
Also called melton cloth.
Origin of melton
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; after Melton Mowbray, town in Leicestershire, England
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melton

/ˈmɛltən/
noun
1.
a heavy smooth woollen fabric with a short nap, used esp for overcoats Also called melton cloth
Word Origin
C19: from MeltonMowbray, Leicestershire, a former centre for making this cloth
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