lamb's wool


noun

a soft, virgin wool possessing superior spinning qualities, shorn from a seven-month-old lamb.
a fabric made from this wool.

Nearby words

  1. lamb's fry,
  2. lamb's lettuce,
  3. lamb's tail,
  4. lamb's tails,
  5. lamb's tongue,
  6. lamb's-quarters,
  7. lamb, charles,
  8. lamb, william,
  9. lambada,
  10. lambaréné

Origin of lamb's wool

First recorded in 1545–55

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British Dictionary definitions for lamb's wool

lamb's wool

noun

  1. fine soft wool obtained from a lamb at its first shearing
  2. (as modifier)lamb's-wool jumpers
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