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cloque

[kloh-key]
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noun
  1. an embossed or quilted fabric.Compare matelassé.
adjective
  1. having a small, irregular pattern or figured motif woven into a fabric to give a puckered or quilted effect.
Also clo·qué, cloky.

Origin of cloque

1945–50; < French: cloqué embossed, blistered, equivalent to dialectal French (Picard) cloque bell, blister (see cloak) + < Latin -ātus -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for cloque

cloqué

noun
    1. a fabric with an embossed surface
    2. (as modifier)a cloqué dress

Word Origin

from French, literally: blistered
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