Definition of petersham
1a : a rough nubby woolen cloth used chiefly for men's coats b : a coat made of such material
2 : a heavy corded ribbon used for belts and hatbands
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Origin and Etymology of petersham
after Charles Stanhope, Lord Petersham †1851 English colonel
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