Variant of fleece
- the wool covering a sheep or similar animal
- the amount of wool cut from a sheep in one shearing
- a covering like a sheep's, as of woolly hair
- a soft, warm, napped fabric, used for linings, etc.
Origin of fleeceMiddle English flees ; from Old English fleos, akin to German vlies ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pleus-, to pluck out from source Classical Latin pluma, a feather, down