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Jer"sey, n.; pl. Jerseys. Etym: [From Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands.]
1. The finest of wool separated from the rest; combed wool; also, fine yarn of wool.
2. A kind of knitted jacket; hence, in general, a closefitting jacket or upper garment made of an elastic fabric (as stockinet).
3. One of a breed of cattle in the Island of Jersey. Jerseys are noted for the richness of their milk.