Berlin wool


noun

a soft woolen yarn for embroidery or knitting.

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Origin of Berlin wool

1840–50; after Berlin, Germany, where such wools were originally dyed
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Example sentences from the Web for Berlin wool

  • Berlin-wool work and Brabazon Lodge had tried her somewhat and—she wanted Griffith.

    Vagabondia|Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • And that Berlin-wool cushion … yes, the little dog with the cherries looked quite real….

    Vanitas|Vernon Lee
  • Nothing was too sacred for the Berlin-wool worker to lay hands upon.