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bengaline

[beng-guh-leen, beng-guh-leen]
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noun
  1. a poplin-like fabric having a crosswise corded effect, woven with coarse yarn in the filling direction.

Origin of bengaline

From French, dating back to 1880–85; see origin at Bengal, -ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for bengaline

bengaline

noun
  1. a heavy corded fabric, esp silk with woollen or cotton cord

Word Origin

C19: from French; see Bengal, -ine 1; first produced in Bengal
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