crossbred wool

crossbred wool
: wool from crossbred sheep

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crossbred wool,
wool from a sheep that is a cross of two breeds of sheep, such as the Corriedale. Crossbred wool is brighter and coarser than Merino and is used especially in the making of hosiery and worsted serge.

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