territory wool


noun

the wool of sheep raised west of the Mississippi River, especially in Washington and the Rocky Mountain States.

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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Also called modock wool, range wool, western wool.
Compare bright wool.

Origin of territory wool

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20
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