(in AM, use woolen)
1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Woollen clothes or materials are made from wool or from a mixture of wool and artificial fibres.

...thick woollen socks.

2) N-PLURAL Woollens are clothes, especially sweaters, that are made of wool.

...winter woollens.

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