from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A kind of cloth, partly of silk and partly of wool or hair.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A stuff made of silk and wool.
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- noun A
stuffmade of silkand wool.
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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 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.
On dress of precious ferrandine/of silk from Araby.
65 “Ferran”, a gray colored cloth of silk and wool; from O.F. “ferrandine”.