One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A strong, ribbed cotton fabric, used chiefly for curtains.
- ‘Morine is a variation of moreen, a British heavy fabric with horizontal filling and a moire finish, woven either in worsted or cotton.’
- ‘The mahogany easy chair and settee covered with blue moreen may have been standard forms with fixed upholstery and the chintz cover was probably for that settee.’
- ‘The couple covered the seats with mid-eighteenth-century English wool moreen.’
Mid 17th century: perhaps a fanciful formation from moire.
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