Mun"go(?), n. A material of short fiber and inferior quality obtained by deviling woolen rags or the remnants of woolen goods, specif. those of felted, milled, or hard-spun woolen cloth, as distinguished from shoddy, or the deviled product of loose-textured woolen goods or worsted, -- a distinction often disregarded.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Mungo properly signifies the disintegrated rags of woolen cloth, as distinguished from those of worsted, which form
shoddy. The distinction is very commonly disregarded.
Beck (Draper's Dict.).
Mun"goos} (?), n. (Zol.) See Mongoose.
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