Meaning of moreen in English:


(also morine)

Pronunciation /məˈriːn/


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.’


Mid 17th century perhaps a fanciful formation from moire.