Definitions

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  • n. A stuff made of silk and wool.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stuff made of silk and wool.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of cloth, partly of silk and partly of wool or hair.

Etymologies

French; compare Old French ferrant iron-gray, from Latin ferrum iron. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Be this as it may, I was walking joyously beside my aunt that beautiful Easter morning, and part of the joy in my heart was for the beautiful puce-colored ferrandine that sat so well and had an air of distinction I was sure no other clothes of mine had ever had, for these were made in Paris.

    The Rose of Old St. Louis

  • The next morning was Easter, and, dressed in a new suit of puce-colored ferrandine, with fresh ruffles of finest lace, and a new plume in my hat, I walked decorously beside my aunt through the thronged streets, every one dressed in his best and every one going the same way -- to the Church of the Madeleine, to see the First Consul attend service.

    The Rose of Old St. Louis

  • On dress of precious ferrandine/of silk from Araby.

    The Nibelungenlied Translated into Rhymed English Verse in the Metre of the Original

  • 65 “Ferran”, a gray colored cloth of silk and wool; from O.F. “ferrandine”.

    The Nibelungenlied

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  • One for those who list varieties of fabric.

    November 27, 2012