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What is "Shetland" - Definition & Explanation

A soft shaggy wool tweed fabric. Originally referred to only wool from the Shetland Islands in Scotland but now refers to any wool fabric with similar characteristics. May be woven or knit. Used for overcoats, sportcoats, sweaters.
A wool yarn or fabric with a soft yet firm handle, plain dyed or in mixture shades.
A coarse wool from sheep raised in the Shetland Isles.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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