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cottonade

[kot-n-eyd] /ˌkɒt nˈeɪd/
noun
1.
a heavy, coarse fabric made of cotton or mixed fibers and often resembling wool, used in the manufacture of work clothes.
Origin of cottonade
1795-1805
From the French word cotonnade, dating back to 1795-1805. See cotton, -ade1
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  • He, too, was clad in cottonade and linen—though that was not the reason for my declining his offer.

    The Quadroon Mayne Reid
  • cottonade—Stout cotton cloth in imitation of woolen or worsted; used for men's trousers.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • With these were some half-dozen Creole-Frenchmen of the poorer class of proprietaires, weavers of cottonade, or small planters.

    The Quadroon Mayne Reid
  • Here you've got to have a three-ply, doubled and twisted introduction before you can smile even at cottonade.

    The Jucklins Opie Read
  • cottonade pantaloons, stuffed into a pair of dirty boots, and a vareuse of the same stuff made up his dress.

    Strange True Stories of Louisiana

    George Washington Cable
  • It will be a sorrowful time to me when all the tribes of the earth shall have cottonade trousers and derby hats.

  • At home there was always a clean shirt and a pair of cottonade pantaloons waiting for him, and nothing but a "Well, Jim!"

    The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys Gulielma Zollinger
British Dictionary definitions for cottonade

cottonade

/ˌkɒtəˈneɪd/
noun
1.
a coarse fabric of cotton or mixed fibres, used for work clothes, etc
Word Origin
C19: from French cotonnade, from cotoncotton + -ade
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