- an irregular silk thread reeled from two or more entangled cocoons and producing a coarse yarn generally used in fabrics such as shantung or pongee.
Also dou·pi·on [doo-pee-ohn] /ˌdu piˈoʊn/, dou·pi·o·ni, dupion, dupioni.
Origin of douppioni
< Italian doppione; see dupion
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