Definition of moreen in English:

moreen

noun

  • A strong, ribbed cotton or wool fabric, used chiefly for curtains and upholstery.

    • ‘The couple covered the seats with mid-eighteenth-century English wool moreen.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: perhaps a fanciful formation from moire.

Pronunciation:

moreen

/môˈrēn//mə-/