noun Etymology: probably irregular from moire Date: circa 1691 a strong fabric of wool, wool and cotton, or cotton with a plain glossy or moiré finish

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  • moreen — mo*reen (m[ o]*r[=e]n ), n. [Cf. {Mohair}.] A thick woolen fabric, watered or with embossed figures; used in upholstery, for curtains, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moreen — Moreen, s. Moreä …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Moreen — (engl., spr. mŏrīn), Gewebe aus starkem Kammgarn mit starker Moirierung, zu Unterröcken benutzt; ein billigerer Stoff enthält Einschlag aus Jute …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Moreen — (engl., spr. rihn), stark moirierter Stoff aus Kammgarn, auch mit Jute, zu Unterröcken …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Moreen — f Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Móirín, a pet form of MÓR (SEE Mór). It has now been to a large extent confused with MAUREEN (SEE Maureen) …   First names dictionary

  • moreen — [mō rēn′, mərēn′] n. [prob. < MOIRÉ + een, as in VELVETEEN] a strong fabric, as of wool or cotton, having, esp. formerly, a moiré, or watered, finish …   English World dictionary

  • moreen — /meuh reen /, n. a heavy fabric of wool, or wool and cotton, with a ribbed face and a moiré finish, used for curtains, petticoats, etc. [1685 95; mor (perh. var. of MOIRE) + (VELVET)EEN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Moreen — Nebenform von → Maureen, einer Koseform von → Maria …   Deutsch namen

  • moreen — stout corded wool or cotton Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • moreen — n. heavy wool fabric ( or cotton fabric or wool and cotton together) used in upholstery …   English contemporary dictionary

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