- a coarse woollen cloth in former use for undergarments, etc, and usually dyed red
- the bright red colour of this cloth
C16: from Old French estamin, from Latin stāmineus made of threads, from stāmen a thread; see stamen
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Examples from the Web for stammel
His table with stammel, or some other carpet was neatly covered .
I presented him in return with two vests of stammel cloth, two firelocks, two bottles of brandy, and a knife.
In summer, a scarlet petticoat made of stammel or linsey-woolsey .
Stammel, stam′el, n. a kind of woollen cloth, dull red in colour: red colour.