Definition of Shetland wool in US English:

Shetland wool


  • A type of fine loosely twisted wool from Shetland sheep.

    • ‘And it has the appearance of Shetland wool because it is flecked with white yarns.’
    • ‘Just as well that Shetland wool is so tough and washes over and over without protest.’
    • ‘Remember the Leaf lace shawl that I'd started, in purple Shetland wool?’
    • ‘Take that warmth outdoors by donning a Shetland wool hat and heavyweight fleece jacket with faux-shearling cuffs and collar.’


Shetland wool

/ˈSHetlənd wo͝ol/