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What is "Merino wool" - Definition & Explanation

Wool from the Merino sheep, with a mean fibre diameter generally of 24 microns or less.
Wool that comes from a second or third sheering of a sheep when the fiber is thicker and more durable.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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