This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Moreen. [Formerly moireen, from moire]. A fabric of mohair or wool filling and cotton warp; formerly made in imitation of moire silk, for purposes of upholstery. It was sometimes plain, but more commonly "watered" with embossed patterns by passing the cloth over a hot brass cylinder, on which was engraved various flowers and other fancy figures. At present it is manufactured to some extent and used for petticoats, bathing dresses, etc., and the heavier qualities for curtains.