moit

[ moit ]
/ mɔɪt /

noun

a foreign particle found in wool, as a burr, twig, or seed.

verb (used with object)

to remove moits from (wool).

Nearby words

  1. moisten,
  2. moistener,
  3. moisture,
  4. moisturize,
  5. moisturizer,
  6. moither,
  7. moity,
  8. moivre, abraham de,
  9. mojarra,
  10. mojave

Also mote.

Origin of moit

1860–65; orig. spelling variant (N England) of mote1, with silent -i-, which served only to mark the o long; but by spelling pronunciation -oi- now has its usual value

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