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[et-uh-meen] /ˈɛt əˌmin/
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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


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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