crewel

noun
crew·el | \ˈkrü-əl \

Definition of crewel 

1 : slackly twisted worsted yarn used for embroidery

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The client fell in love with a crewel fabric for the great room. Celia Barbour, House Beautiful, "Surprise! This Dreamy "Barndominium" Isn't Actually a Barn at All," 13 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of crewel

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for crewel

Middle English crule

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