- 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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Similar to etamine, with a very close mesh, made first of silk and wool.
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.
- a cotton or worsted fabric of loose weave, used for clothing, curtains, etc
C18: from French, from Latin stāminea, from stāmineus made of threads, from stamen thread, warp
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