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[kot-n-eyd] /ˌkɒt nˈeɪd/
a heavy, coarse fabric made of cotton or mixed fibers and often resembling wool, used in the manufacture of work clothes.
Origin of cottonade
From the French word cotonnade, dating back to 1795-1805. See cotton, -ade1 Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for cottonade
Historical Examples
  • 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


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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