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Shetland wool

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noun
  1. the fine wool undercoat pulled by hand from Shetland sheep.
  2. thin, loosely twisted wool yarn for knitting or weaving.

Origin of Shetland wool

First recorded in 1780–90
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British Dictionary definitions for shetland wool

Shetland wool

noun
  1. a fine loosely twisted wool yarn spun from the fleece of Shetland sheep and used esp for sweaters
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