lambswool

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From lamb +‎ -s- +‎ wool.

Noun[edit]

lambswool (countable and uncountable, plural lambswools)

  1. (uncountable) Wool from a lamb.
  2. (by extension, countable) Something made of wool from a lamb.

Etymology 2[edit]

Said to be a corruption of an earlier lamasool or La Maes Abhal, "Day of the Apple Fruit", a festival to a pagan goddess.

Noun[edit]

lambswool

  1. A festive drink of ale mixed with the pulp of roasted apples.
    • 1595, George Peele, The Old Wives’ Tale, The Malone Society Reprints, 1908, lines 82-85,[1]
      Well Masters if you will eate nothing take away: Come, what doo we to passe away the time? Lay a crab in the fire to rost for Lambes-wooll []

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

lambswool m (plural lambswools)

  1. lambswool (wool)