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1Attributive Designating a high-quality woollen broadcloth of a kind originally made in the west of England, or a garment made from this; (occasionally also) designating the wool used in cloth of this kind.
2West of England cloth. Also in plural in same sense. Now rare.
Late 18th century. From west + of + the name of England.
West of England/ˌwɛst əv ˈɪŋɡlənd/
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