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"wool" in British English

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woolnoun [U]

uk   us   /wʊl/
A2 the ​soft, ​thickhair that ​grows on the ​bodies of ​sheep and some other ​animals: Australia is one of the world's ​mainproducers of wool. thickthread or ​material that is made from this: Put on ​yourred wool ​cardigan - it'll be ​nice and ​warm.UK How many balls of wool did you need to ​knit that ​sweater?

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(Definition of wool from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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woolnoun [U]

 us   /wʊl/
the ​soft, ​curlyhair from ​sheep, or ​thread or ​cloth made from this: I ​bought some ​fine wool to ​knit a ​babysweater.
woolen
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈwʊl·ən/ (also wool,  /wʊl/ )
She ​lay under a ​red woolen ​blanket.
(Definition of wool from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wool”
in Korean 털실, 양털…
in Arabic صوف…
in Malaysian bulu…
in French (de/en) laine…
in Russian шерсть, руно, шерстяная пряжа…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羊毛, 動物毛, 毛線…
in Italian lana…
in Turkish yün, yünlü…
in Polish wełna, runo…
in Spanish lana…
in Vietnamese len…
in Portuguese lã…
in Thai ขนแกะ…
in German die Wolle, Woll……
in Catalan llana…
in Japanese ウール, 羊毛…
in Chinese (Simplified) 羊毛, 动物毛, 毛线…
in Indonesian wol…
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