- a light, twilled dress fabric, having a silk or cotton warp and a woolen weft.
Origin of paramatta
First recorded in 1825–35; named after Parramatta, town in New South Wales
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Examples from the Web for parramatta
The factory at Parramatta, in former times, was a mart of women.
Your letter was brought to me at Parramatta by a sailor—an American, I think.The Ebbing Of The Tide
He was a native of the colony, having been born at Parramatta in 1797.The Australian Explorers
The Parramatta grass is the selected of Nature, and who are you to interfere with Nature?Three Elephant Power
Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
It is contended that the Parramatta is a fifth slower than the Thames.Rowing
Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
- a variant spelling of paramatta
- a lightweight twill-weave fabric of wool formerly with silk or cotton, used for dresses, etc, now used esp for rubber-proofed garments
C19: named after Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, where it was originally produced
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