melton

noun
mel·​ton | \ ˈmel-tᵊn How to pronounce melton (audio) \

Definition of melton

: a heavy smooth woolen fabric with short nap

First Known Use of melton

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for melton

Melton Mowbray, town in England

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The first known use of melton was circa 1858

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