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 (mə-rēn′, mô-)
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.
[1685–95; mor- (perhaps alter. of moiré) + (velvet)een]
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Noun1.moreen - a heavy fabric of wool (or wool and cotton) used mostly in upholstery or for curtains
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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I mounted into the window-seat: gathering up my feet, I sat cross-legged, like a Turk; and, having drawn the red moreen curtain nearly close, I was shrined in double retirement.
It was getting towards the chillest moment of the morning, the fire had got low, and she could see through the chink between the moreen window-curtains the light whitened by the blind.
Bowls's front parlour, with the red moreen curtains, and the round looking-glass, with the chained eagle above, gazing upon the back of the ticket in the window which announced "Apartments to Let."
“Here, squire, is the scissors,” said Remarkable, producing from beneath her petticoat of green moreen a pair of dull-looking shears;
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Shirley Marie Moreen WHEATON - Shirley Marie Moreen, age 89, a resident of Wheaton, IL, died February 14, 2019, at Brighton Gardens in Wheaton, Illinois.
Loved Brother of Brenda, Brother in law of John and dear Uncle to Janet, Laura and Louis xxx HUMPHREYS Gwyn Peacefully, on Thursday December 13, at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, Gwyn, of Woodland Rise, Pen-y fai, Bridgend, beloved husband of Moreen, loving brotherin-law and much loved uncle to all his nieces and nephews.
DAVIES Cynthia Moreen Passed away on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018.