Definitions for woolwʊl
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wool, woolen, woollen(noun)
a fabric made from the hair of sheep
fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving
outer coat of especially sheep and yaks
The hair of the sheep, llama and some other ruminants.
A cloth or yarn made from the wool of sheep.
Anything with a texture like that of wool.
Made of wool.
Put on a woolly jumper and turn down the thermostat.
A town in Dorset, England.
Origin: wolle, from wull, from wullō (cf. Dutch wol, German Wolle, Norwegian ull), from h₂wĺ̥h₁neh₂ (cf. Welsh gwlân, Latin lana, Lithuanian vilna, Russian волна).
the soft and curled, or crisped, species of hair which grows on sheep and some other animals, and which in fineness sometimes approaches to fur; -- chiefly applied to the fleecy coat of the sheep, which constitutes a most essential material of clothing in all cold and temperate climates
short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled
a sort of pubescence, or a clothing of dense, curling hairs on the surface of certain plants
Origin: [OE. wolle, wulle, AS. wull; akin to D. wol, OHG. wolla, G. wolle, Icel. & Sw. ull, Dan. uld, Goth, wulla, Lith. vilna, Russ. volna, L. vellus, Skr. r wool, v to cover. 146, 287. Cf. Flannel, Velvet.]
Wool is the textile fiber obtained from sheep and certain other animals, including cashmere from goats, mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, angora from rabbits, and other types of wool from camelids. Wool has several qualities that distinguish it from hair or fur: it is crimped, it is elastic, and it grows in staples. In the United States the term wool is usually restricted to describing the fibrous protein derived from the specialized skin cells called follicles in sheep, although in the UK it may be used of any long curling fiber such as wood wool, wire wool, etc.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The hair of SHEEP or other animals that is used for weaving.
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Rank popularity for the word 'wool' in Nouns Frequency: #2005
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- во́ўна, шэрсць, пра́жаBelarusian
- вълна́, пре́жда, вълнаBulgarian
- gloanenn, gloan, gloanajBreton
- llanaCatalan, Valencian
- vlna, přízeCzech
- вльнаOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- clòimh, olannScottish Gaelic
- գեղմ, բուրդArmenian
- 羊毛, ウールJapanese
- შალის ქსოვილი, მატყლიGeorgian
- WollLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- vilna, vilnonasLithuanian
- dzija, vilnaLatvian
- во́лница, пре́ѓа, во́лнаMacedonian
- suf, wulMalay
- ullNorwegian Nynorsk
- aghaaʼ, hakʼaz ayání bighaaʼ, Shádiʼááhdę́ę́ʼ tłʼízí bighaaʼ, dibé bighaaʼNavajo, Navaho
- wełna, przędzaPolish
- làna, launa, langaRomansh
- пря́жа, шерстьRussian
- prtilica, vȕna, ву̏на, predjaSerbo-Croatian
- vlna, priadzaSlovak
- ull, ylleSwedish
- ఉన్ని, బొచ్చుTelugu
- ผ้าขนสัตว์, สักหลาด, ขนแกะThai
- во́вна, пря́жа, шерстьUkrainian
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