wadmal

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Etymology[edit]

Old Norse váðmál ‎(woolen stuff), from váð ‎(cloth) + mál ‎(measure). Cognate to Danish vadmel, Icelandic. Compare wad ‎(a small mass) and woodmeil.

Noun[edit]

wadmal ‎(plural wadmals)

  1. Thick coarse heavily napped wool mostly used in winter clothing for the poor.