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A sturdy fabric of wool, cotton, or wool and cotton, often with an embossed finish, used especially for upholstery.
[Possibly from moiré.]
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(Textiles) a heavy, usually watered, fabric of wool or wool and cotton, used esp in furnishing
[C17: perhaps from moire, influenced by velveteen]
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a heavy fabric of wool or cotton with a moiré finish.
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|Noun||1.||moreen - a heavy fabric of wool (or wool and cotton) used mostly in upholstery or for curtains|
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