- a type of rough woolen cloth used by some medieval ascetics for undergarments
- a red color like that usually used in dyeing such cloth
Origin of stammelprobably ; from Middle French estamel ; from Old French estame, woolen thread ; from Classical Latin stamen: see stamen
- Archaic The red color of a coarse woolen cloth sometimes used for undergarments.
- Obsolete A coarse woolen cloth for undergarments.
Origin of stammelProbably alteration of stamin, from Middle English stamyn, from Old French estamine, from Vulgar Latin *staminea, from Latin, feminine of stamineus, consisting of threads, from stamen, stamin-, thread; see sta- in Indo-European roots.
(usually uncountable, plural stammels)
- A woolen cloth used in medieval times to make undergarments.
- A bright red colour, like that of the stammel cloth.
- A large, clumsy horse.
- Of a bright red colour, like that of the stammel cloth.
Old French estamel