- a closely woven fabric of silk, rayon, cotton, or wool, having a pebbled surface.
Origin of barathea
First recorded in 1860–65; origin obscure
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- a fabric made of silk and wool or cotton and rayon, used esp for coats
C19: of unknown origin
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