stroud

noun
\ ˈstrau̇d How to pronounce stroud (audio) \

Definition of stroud

1 or less commonly strouding \ ˈstrau̇-​diŋ How to pronounce strouding (audio) \ : 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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“Stroud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stroud. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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