moreen

[ muh-reen ]
/ məˈrin /
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noun

a heavy fabric of wool, or wool and cotton, with a ribbed face and a moiré finish, used for curtains, petticoats, etc.

Origin of moreen

1685–95; mor- (perhaps variant of moire) + (velvet)een
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moreen

/ (mɒˈriːn) /

noun

a heavy, usually watered, fabric of wool or wool and cotton, used esp in furnishing

Word Origin for moreen

C17: perhaps from moire, influenced by velveteen
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