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matelassé

or matelasse, matellasse

[maht-luh-sey; French matuh-lah-sey] /ˈmɑt ləˌseɪ; French matə lɑˈseɪ/
noun
1.
an embossed, compound fabric woven on a dobby or Jacquard loom.
Origin of matelassé
1880-1885
1880-85; < French, past participle of matelasser to quilt, derivative of matelas mattress
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  • matelasse—A silk and wool or all wool brocade, usually for coats.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
British Dictionary definitions for matelasse

matelassé

/mætˈlæseɪ/
adjective
1.
(in textiles) having a raised design, as quilting; embossed
Word Origin
C19: from French matelasser to quilt, from matelasmattress
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