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Canton linen

noun

grass cloth

or grasscloth

noun
1.
a fabric made from tough vegetable fibers, used for table linens, wall coverings, etc.
Also called Canton linen, China grass cloth.
Origin of grass cloth
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55
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British Dictionary definitions for Canton linen

grass cloth

noun
1.
a cloth made from plant fibres, such as jute or hemp
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