Definition of crewel
1 : slackly twisted worsted yarn used for embroidery
2 : crewelwork
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The client fell in love with a crewel fabric for the great room.
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Origin and Etymology of crewel
Middle English crule
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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