woollen cloth with a long nap on one side, but smoother on the other, used by both sexes for
clothing, as well as for table-cloths, napkins, bedcovers, etc. (Plin. H. N. viii. 73
; Ovid, A.
A. ii. 300
; Mart.xiv. 152
). The name is also
used of wigs of light flaxen hair—a colour much admired by the Roman ladies. See