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What is "Merino" - Definition & Explanation

A type of wool that originates from pure-bred Merino sheep. The best Merino wool comes from Italy. The highest, finest and best wool obtained anywhere in the world. This fiber is used only in the best of woolen and worsted fabrics, billiard cloth, etc.
Merino is the Spanish name for a breed of sheep, and hence applied to a woolen fabric.
Refers to wool from the Merino sheep which produces a fine, strong elastic fiber of very high quality. It can be washed to a clean white color and has good felting and spinning characteristics.
A type of wool that originates from pure-bred Merino sheep. The best Merino wool comes from Italy.
High quality wool yarn made from fleece of merino sheep which is short, fine, strong, resilient and takes dyes well.
Thin wool twill, from Spanish merino ship. Sometimes blend of wool and silk.
A breed of sheep that produces very fine wool. Originally raised in Spain, merino sheep whose wool is used in rugs are also raised in Australia and England.
One of the highest and finest grades of wool from pure-bred Merino sheep.

Some other terms

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A machine on which the weaving is done. The warp (lengthwise) threads are secured on the loom through the eyes of heddles and attached to the loom beam at the front of the loom. The filling...

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