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wool

noun [U] uk   /wʊl/ us  
A2 the soft, thick hair that grows on the bodies of sheep and some other animals: The blankets are made from wool and the sheets from cotton. thick thread or material that is made from this: Put on your red wool cardigan - it'll be nice and warm. How many balls of wool did you need to knit that sweater?
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in Korean 털실, 양털…
in Arabic صوف…
in French (de/en) laine…
in Turkish yün, yünlü…
in Italian lana…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羊毛, 動物毛, 毛線…
in Russian шерсть, руно, шерстяная пряжа…
in Polish wełna, runo…
in Spanish lana…
in Portuguese lã…
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…
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