transitive verb Date: 1885 to dye before weaving or knitting

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • piece-dye — verb dye after weaving • Hypernyms: ↑dye • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to dye after weaving or knitting distinguished from yarn dye …   Useful english dictionary

  • Natural dye — Skeins of wool colored with natural plant dyes. Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources – roots, berries, bark, leaves, and …   Wikipedia

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