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Flanel

Flanel
a soft, nappy, woolen cloth, of loose texture. Adams flannel.
(Science: botany) see adam. Canton flannel, cotton flannel. See cotton flannel, under cotton.
Origin: f. Flanelle, cf. OF. Flaine a pillowcase, a mattress (?); fr. W. Gwlanen flannel, fr. Gwlan wool; prob. Akin to E. Wool. Cf. Wool.


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