Tweed

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Originally a coarse, heavy-weight, rough-surfaced wool fabric for outerwear, woven in Southern Scotland. The term is now applied to fabrics made in a wide range of weights and qualities from woollen-spun yams in a variety of weave effects and colour-and-weave effects .

Note : Descriptions of tweed not made substantially of wool need qualification.

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