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crew·el

 (kro͞o′əl)
n.
1. Loosely twisted worsted yarn used for fancywork and embroidery.
2. Crewelwork.

[Middle English crule.]

crewel

(ˈkruːɪl)
n
(Textiles) a loosely twisted worsted yarn, used in fancy work and embroidery
[C15: of unknown origin]
ˈcrewelist n
ˈcrewelˌwork, ˈcrewellery n

crew•el

(ˈkru əl)

n.
1. Also called crew′el yarn`. a worsted yarn for embroidery and edging.
[1485–95; orig. uncertain]
Translations
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