- a thin, plain cotton or linen fabric of fine close weave, usually white.
Origin of cambric
Examples from the Web for cambric
Each of these fairies was about the height of a cambric needle.A Little Book of Profitable Tales
She has more eyes than ever Argus had, and each one is as sharp as a cambric needle.The Midnight Queen
May Agnes Fleming
The cambric pocket-handkerchief was the only one known in the olden times.The English Spy
Cambric is a heavy, glazed cotton fabric with a smooth finish.Textiles
William H. Dooley
The sheets—I've seen the pattern—they are of cambric—spider-web.Rene Mauperin
Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
- a fine white linen or cotton fabric
Word Origin and History for cambric
late 14c., from Kamerijk, Flemish form of Cambrai, city in northern France where the cloth was originally made, from Latin Camaracum. The modern form of the English word has elements from both versions of the name.