Meaning of moreen in English:


Pronunciation /mɒˈriːn/


(also morine)
mass noun
  • A strong, ribbed cotton fabric, used chiefly for curtains.

    ‘The couple covered the seats with mid-eighteenth-century English wool moreen.’
    • ‘The mahogany easy chair and settee covered with blue moreen may have been standard forms with fixed upholstery and the chintz cover was probably for that settee.’
    • ‘Morine is a variation of moreen, a British heavy fabric with horizontal filling and a moire finish, woven either in worsted or cotton.’


Late 17th century perhaps from moire.