from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coarse, woven fabric of wool and cotton or of wool and linen.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a fabric made of both linen and wool.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Cloth made of linen and wool, mixed.
- n. Jargon.
- adj. Made of linen and wool; hence, of different and unsuitable parts; mean.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coarse and stout material of which the warp is linen and the woof woolen.
- n. A similar material into which cotton enters either with or without linen.
- n. Inferior fabrics of doubtful or uncertain materials: a term of depreciation.
- n. Anything unsuitably mixed; a farrago of nonsense; jargon; gibberish.
- Made of linen and wool mixed.
- Of different and unsuitable parts; neither one thing nor another; ill-assorted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a rough fabric of linen warp and wool or cotton woof
Middle English linsiwolsie : alteration of linen, linen; see linen + wolle, wool; see wool.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Diminutive of linen and wool. See -y, -ey. (Wiktionary)