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Algerine

[al-juh-reen] /ˌæl dʒəˈrin/
adjective
1.
noun
2.
3.
(lowercase) a pirate.
4.
(lowercase) algerienne.
Origin of Algerine
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60; Alger(ia) + -ine1

algerienne

or algerine

[al-jeer-ee-en or al-juh-reen] /ælˌdʒɪər iˈɛn or æl dʒəˈrin/
noun
1.
a brightly striped woolen fabric used for tents, awnings, curtains, etc.
Origin
< French algérienne, feminine of algérien Algerian, from the fact that the fabric is made in Algeria
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algerine

/ˌældʒəˈriːn/
noun
1.
a soft striped woollen cloth
Word Origin
C19: from French, from algérien Algerian: because the cloth was originally made in Algeria

Algerine

/ˌældʒəˈriːn/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Algeria or its inhabitants
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Algeria
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