stroud

noun
\ ˈstrau̇d \

Definition of stroud 

1 or less commonly strouding \ˈstrau̇-diŋ \ : a coarse woolen cloth formerly used in trade with North American Indians

2 : a blanket or garment of stroud

First Known Use of stroud

1683, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for stroud

probably from Stroud, town in England

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