Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Archaic The red color of a coarse woolen cloth sometimes used for undergarments.
  • noun Obsolete A coarse woolen cloth for undergarments.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of woolen cloth, of a red color: red linsey-woolsey: probably same as stamin.
  • noun Hence The color of stammel: a red inferior in brilliancy to scarlet.
  • Of or pertaining to stammel or its hue; red; made of stammel.
  • noun A large, clumsy horse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Prov. Eng. A large, clumsy horse.
  • noun obsolete A kind of woolen cloth formerly in use. It seems to have been often of a red color.
  • noun A red dye, used in England in the 15th and 16th centuries.
  • adjective Of the color of stammel; having a red color, thought inferior to scarlet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A woolen cloth used in medieval times to make undergarments.
  • noun A bright red colour, like that of the stammel cloth.
  • adjective Of a bright red colour, like that of the stammel cloth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a coarse woolen cloth formerly used for undergarments and usually dyed bright red

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably alteration of stamin, from Middle English stamyn, from Old French estamine, from Vulgar Latin *stāminea, from Latin, feminine of stāmineus, consisting of threads, from stāmen, stāmin-, thread; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

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  • A handful of stammel of cloth or of horse

    Is to give up the scarlet and racer of course.

    June 17, 2010