Definition of


  1. (noun, animal) outer coat of especially sheep and yaks
  2. (noun, artifact) a fabric made from the hair of sheep
  3. (noun, substance) fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving

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Synonyms of Wool

fleece, woolen, woollen

Origin of the word Wool

  1. O.E. wull, from P.Gmc. *wulno (cf. O.N. ull, O.Fris. wolle, M.Du. wolle, Du. wol, O.H.G. wolla, Ger. wolle, Goth. wulla), from PIE *wlna (cf. Skt. urna; Avestan varena; Gk. lenos "wool;" L. lana "wool," vellus "fleece;" O.C.S. vluna, Rus. vulna, Lith. vilna<… more

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