stammel

noun
stam·mel | \ ˈsta-məl \

Definition of stammel 

1 obsolete : a coarse woolen clothing fabric usually dyed red and used sometimes for undershirts of penitents

2 archaic : the bright red color of stammel

First Known Use of stammel

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for stammel

probably from stamin a woolen fabric

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