wadmal


wad·mal

noun \ˈwäd-məl\

Definition of WADMAL

:  a coarse rough woolen fabric formerly used in the British Isles and Scandinavia for protective coverings and warm clothing

Variants of WADMAL

wad·mal or wad·mol or wad·mel \ˈwäd-məl\

Origin of WADMAL

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
First Known Use: 14th century

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