mortling

noun
mort·​ling | \ ˈmȯrtliŋ \
plural -s

Definition of mortling

: wool taken from a dead sheep

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History and Etymology for mortling

Middle English morlyng, probably modification (influenced by Middle English -lyng, -ling -ling) of Middle French morticine carrion

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“Mortling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mortling. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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