Definition of moreen in English:


Line breaks: mor¦een
Pronunciation: /məˈriːn
(also morine)


[mass noun]
A strong, ribbed cotton fabric, used chiefly for curtains.
More example sentences
  • The couple covered the seats with mid-eighteenth-century English wool moreen.
  • 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.
  • Morine is a variation of moreen, a British heavy fabric with horizontal filling and a moire finish, woven either in worsted or cotton.


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

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