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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse váðmál (woolen stuff), from váð (cloth) + mál (measure). Cognate to Danish vadmel, Icelandic [Term?]. Compare wad (a small mass) and woodmeil.

NounEdit

wadmal (countable and uncountable, plural wadmals)

  1. Thick coarse heavily napped wool mostly used in winter clothing for the poor.

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