virgin wool

noun

: wool not used before in manufacture

Examples of virgin wool in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For those chillier days, the line’s outerwear includes a virgin wool and cashmere coat in brown, plus a suede shearling bomber jacket and a water-resistant cashmere overshirt for men. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 17 Oct. 2023 For example, merino and cashmere are generally lighter, while pure virgin wool (wool that has not yet been processed) and melton are often thicker and heavier. L. Daniela Alvarez, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Sep. 2023 Made with 100 percent virgin wool and a viscose/polyester blend in the lining, this three-piece suit has a slight bit of stretch while still looking like a classy suit. Joel Balsam, Travel + Leisure, 6 Oct. 2023 They’re made from virgin wool that engulfs you in a cocoon that’s super warm but lets your skin breathe. Claire Rutter, Rolling Stone, 14 Sep. 2023 It’s made from a blend of pure virgin wool and cotton. Jenna Clark, Southern Living, 23 Sep. 2023 Crafted of sumptuous 100% Merino virgin wool, it’s sustainably made, hypoallergenic, and durable—and made in America to boot. L. Daniela Alvarez, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Sep. 2023 Last Fall ’22, Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino solidified fuchsia as the color of the season—and now, quiet luxury brands are taking note, like Max Mara’s pink virgin wool offering. Cortne Bonilla, Vogue, 4 Sep. 2023 Size Range: 2-14 Materials: 75% virgin wool, 25% polyamide Stella McCartney Structured Wool Coat $2,100 at Nordstrom Stella McCartney upgrades the classic camel coat with bold shoulders and a structured silhouette. Sarah Adams, Town & Country, 3 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of virgin wool was in 1915

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“Virgin wool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/virgin%20wool. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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