plural -s
: a strong twilled woolen cloth for clothing and shoes

Word History


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

First Known Use

1541, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of russel was in 1541

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“Russel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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