crewel

[ kroo-uh l ]
/ ˈkru əl /

noun

Also called crewel yarn. a worsted yarn for embroidery and edging.

Origin of crewel

First recorded in 1485–95; earlier crule; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM crewel

crew·el·ist, crew·el·er, noun
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crewel
/ (ˈkruːɪl) /

noun

a loosely twisted worsted yarn, used in fancy work and embroidery

Derived forms of crewel

crewelist, nouncrewelwork, noun

Word Origin for crewel

C15: of unknown origin
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