crewel definition

  • noun:
    • Loosely twisted worsted yarn useful for fancywork and embroidery.
    • Worsted yarn, slackly twisted, utilized for embroidery.
    • Worsted yarn,, slackly twisted, utilized for embroidery.
    • a type of fine worsted or thread of wool, found in embroidery and elegant work.
    • Formerly, any ornamented woolen cable, bond, tape, or the want. See caddis.
    • The cowslip.
  • others:
    • An obsolete spelling of cruel.

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