Shetland wool
noun Date: 1790 fine wool from sheep raised in the Shetland Islands; also yarn spun from this

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  • Shetland wool — n. 1. fine wool from the undercoat of sheep from Shetland 2. a soft, fine wool yarn made from this wool …   English World dictionary

  • Shetland wool — /ʃɛtlənd ˈwʊl/ (say shetluhnd wool) noun 1. the wool of Shetland sheep. 2. thin, loosely twisted, wool yarn for knitting or weaving …   Australian English dictionary

  • Shetland wool — 1. the fine wool undercoat pulled by hand from Shetland sheep. 2. thin, loosely twisted wool yarn for knitting or weaving. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • Shetland wool — Shet′land wool′ n. 1) the fine wool undercoat pulled by hand from Shetland sheep 2) tex a fine yarn made from this • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • Shetland wool — n. a fine loosely twisted wool from Shetland sheep …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shetland (sheep) — Shetland sheep have been on the Shetland Isles for over a thousand years, probably brought there by Viking settlers. They are Northern European short tailed sheep, a group which also includes the Finnsheep, Norwegian Spaelsau, Icelandic, Romanov… …   Wikipedia

  • Shetland — Shetland1 [shet′lənd] n. 1. a) SHETLAND PONY b) SHETLAND SHEEPDOG 2. [also s ] …   Universalium

  • Shetland — Shetland1 [shet′lənd] n. 1. a) SHETLAND PONY b) SHETLAND SHEEPDOG 2. [also s ] a) SHETLAND WOOL b) a fabric made from Shetland wool Shetl …   English World dictionary

  • Shetland (disambiguation) — Shetland is an archipelago in Scotland. It may also refer to:*Shetland Cattle *Shetland Pony *Shetland (sheep) *Shetland Sheepdog *South Shetland Islands, a group of islands in the South Atlantic, a dependency of the Falkland Islands *Shetland… …   Wikipedia

  • Shetland — pony (small but stocky long hair pony); Shetland sheepdog (miniature collie); Shetland wool …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

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