moreen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare mohair.

Noun[edit]

moreen (countable and uncountable, plural moreens)

  1. A thick woollen fabric, watered or with embossed figures, used in upholstery, for curtains, etc.
    • 1847, Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre, chapter 1
      I mounted into the window-seat: gathering up my feet, I sat cross-legged, like a Turk; and, having drawn the red moreen curtain nearly close, I was shrined in double retirement.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for moreen in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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