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wool

[ wool ]
/ wʊl /
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noun
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Idioms about wool

Origin of wool

before 900; Middle English wolle,Old English wull(e), cognate with Dutch wol,German Wolle,Old Norse ull,Gothic wulla; akin to Latin lāna,Sanskrit ūrṇā,Welsh gwlân wool, Latin vellus fleece, Greek oúlos woolly

OTHER WORDS FROM wool

woollike, adjectivenon·wool, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for wool

wool
/ (wʊl) /

noun

Derived forms of wool

wool-like, adjective

Word Origin for wool

Old English wull; related to Old Frisian, Middle Dutch wulle, Old High German wolla (German Wolle), Old Norse ull, Latin lāna and vellus fleece
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Other Idioms and Phrases with wool

wool

see all wool and a yard wide; pull the wool over someone's eyes.

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