- a brand of polyester textile fiber that is wrinkle-resistant and strong.
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- the US name (trademark) for Terylene
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Word Origin and History for dacron
1951, proprietary name (reg. U.S. Patent Office) by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.; an invented word, on the model of nylon, etc.
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