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etamine

[et-uh-meen]
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noun
  1. a lightweight cotton or worsted fabric constructed in plain weave and loosely woven.

Origin of etamine

From French, dating back to 1750–60; see origin at estamin
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Examples from the Web for etamine

Historical Examples

  • Similar to etamine, with a very close mesh, made first of silk and wool.

    Textiles

    William H. Dooley

  • Etamine—A light woolen cloth similar to batiste and nun's cloth, used for women's and children's wear.

    Textiles and Clothing

    Kate Heintz Watson

  • The principal characteristic of an etamine is a crisp, glossy, and open structure.

    Textiles

    William H. Dooley


British Dictionary definitions for etamine

etamine

etamin (ˈɛtəmɪn)

noun
  1. a cotton or worsted fabric of loose weave, used for clothing, curtains, etc

Word Origin

C18: from French, from Latin stāminea, from stāmineus made of threads, from stamen thread, warp
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