any cloth of carded wool yarn of which the fibers vary in length: bulkier, looser, and less regular than worsted. woolens, wool cloth or clothing.
made or consisting of wool: woolen cloth. of or relating to wool or woolen fabrics.
Also especially British, wool·len.
Origin of woolen
before 1050; Middle English wollenRelated formshalf-wool·en, adjective
(adj. and noun), Old English wullen, wyllen
(noun). See wool
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Examples from the Web for woollen
Historical Examples of woollen
He was naked save for a linen under shirt and pair of woollen drawers.
These are adapted to each other, and the orderly composition of them forms a woollen garment.
No wool or woollen product might be carried from one province to another.
He had a thick, woollen muffler round his throat and the MS. was in his hand.
My cousin Lysken dealeth with men and women, I with linen and woollen.
British Dictionary definitions for woollen
relating to or consisting partly or wholly of wool
(often plural) a garment or piece of cloth made wholly or partly of wool, esp a knitted one
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Word Origin and History for woollen
chiefly British English woollen, Old English wullen, from wool + -en (2). Related: Woolens; woollens.
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