or wad·maal, wad·mel, wad·mol, wad·moll
- a bulky woolen fabric woven of coarse yarn and heavily napped, formerly much used in England and Scandinavia for the manufacture of durable winter garments.
Origin of wadmal
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Leif gave her a gold finger-ring, a Greenland wadmal mantle, and a belt of walrus-tusk.
- a coarse thick woollen fabric, formerly woven esp in Orkney and Shetland, for outer garments
Word Origin for wadmal
C14: from Old Norse vathmal, from vath cloth + mal measure
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