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n. pl. ker·seys
1. A twilled woolen fabric, sometimes with a cotton warp, used for coats.
2. often kerseys A garment made of this fabric.
3. A woolen, often ribbed fabric formerly used for hose and trousers.
[Middle English kersei, after Kersey, a village of southeast England.]
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