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mungo

(ˈmʌŋɡəʊ) ,

mongo

or

mongoe

n, pl -gos or -goes
(Textiles) a cheap felted fabric made from waste wool
[C19: of unknown origin]

mun•go

(ˈmʌŋ goʊ)

also mongo



n., pl. -gos, -goes.
1. a fiber made from reclaimed wool, generally of a shorter staple and of lower quality than shoddy.
2. a low-grade fabric made from this, usu. in combination with other fibers; reused or reprocessed wool.
[1800–10; orig. uncertain]