- a coarse woolen material; worsted yarn
- a worsted ribbon
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French cadas, floss silk; confused with French cadis, coarse serge, after Cadiz (? where made)
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Origin: Probably from Middle English cadace, cotton wool (from Anglo-Norman, from Old Provençal cadarz) and from French cadis, woolen cloth (from Old Provençal).