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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.]


(Textiles) a heavy, usually watered, fabric of wool or wool and cotton, used esp in furnishing
[C17: perhaps from moire, influenced by velveteen]



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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Published between 1963 and 1967 under the titles Discovering Your Language (Postman, Morine, and Morine, 1963), The Uses of Language (Postman and Damon, 1965a), Exploring Your Language (Postman, 1966), The Languages of Discovery (Postman and Damon, 1965b), Language and Systems (Postman and Damon, 1965c), and Language and Reality (Postman, 1967), this highly innovative series became quite popular in classrooms across the United States.