Woolen vs. Woollen

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  • Woolen

    Woolen (American English) or woollen (Commonwealth English) is a type of yarn made from carded wool. Woolen yarn is soft, light, stretchy, and full of air. It is thus a good insulator, and makes a good knitting yarn. Woolen yarn is in contrast to worsted yarn, in which the fibers are combed to lie parallel rather than carded, producing a hard, strong yarn.

  • Woolen (adjective)

    Made of wool.

  • Woolen (adjective)

    Of or relating to wool or woolen cloths.

    “woolen manufactures”

    “a woolen mill”

    “a woolen draper”

  • Woolen (noun)

    An item of clothing made from wool

    “Put all the woolens in this basket.”

  • Woollen (adjective)

    alternative spelling of woolen

  • Woollen (noun)

    alternative spelling of woolen

  • Woollen (adjective)

    made wholly or partly of wool

    “thick woollen blankets”

  • Woollen (adjective)

    relating to the production of wool

    “a woollen mill”

    “the woollen industry”

  • Woollen (noun)

    an article of clothing made of wool.

Oxford Dictionary

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