Definition of moreen in English:

moreen

Pronunciation: /môˈrēn//mə-/

noun

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Morine is a variation of moreen, a British heavy fabric with horizontal filling and a moire finish, woven either in worsted or cotton.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

moreen

/môˈrēn//mə-/