• synonyms

Berlin wool

  1. a soft woolen yarn for embroidery or knitting.
Show More

Origin of Berlin wool

1840–50; after Berlin, Germany, where such wools were orig. dyed
Also called berlin.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for berlin wool

Historical Examples of berlin wool

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

    Chats on Old Lace and Needlework

    Emily Leigh Lowes

  • And that Berlin-wool cushion … yes, the little dog with the cherries looked quite real….


    Vernon Lee

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


    Frances Hodgson Burnett