stroud

[ stroud ]
/ straʊd /

noun

a coarse woolen cloth, blanket, or garment formerly used by the British in bartering with the North American Indians.

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Origin of stroud

First recorded in 1670–80; named after Stroud in Gloucestershire, England, where woolens are made
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British Dictionary definitions for stroud

stroud
/ (straʊd) /

noun

a coarse woollen fabric

Word Origin for stroud

C17: perhaps named after Stroud, textile centre in Gloucestershire
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