or wadmol or wadmel noun Etymology: Middle English wadmale, from Old Norse vathmāl, literally, standard cloth, from vāth cloth, clothing + māl measure; akin to Latin metiri to measure — more at weed, measure Date: 14th century a coarse rough woolen fabric formerly used in the British Isles and Scandinavia for protective coverings and warm clothing

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