rus·​sel | \ ˈrəsəl \
plural -s

Definition of russel

: a strong twilled woolen cloth for clothing and shoes

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First Known Use of russel

1541, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for russel

Middle English ryssill, probably from Rijssel (Lille), city in northern France

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“Russel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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