crewel definition by Webster's New World
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- a fine, less tightly twisted kind of worsted yarn used in embroidery
Origin: Late Middle English crule ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
crewel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Loosely twisted worsted yarn used for fancywork and embroidery.
Origin: Middle English crule.