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penistone

Syllabification: pen·i·stone
Pronunciation: /ˈpenistən
 
/

Definition of penistone in English:

noun

A kind of coarse woolen cloth formerly used for making clothes.
Example sentences
  • Traditionally the wool was used to make a length of cloth called a ‘Penistone’.
  • Penistone had acquired a name for a special kind of wool product called a ‘Penistone’.

Origin

mid 16th century: from the name of a town in South Yorkshire, England, where the cloth was made.

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