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  1. paramatta.


or par·ra·mat·ta

  1. 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

Historical Examples

  • The factory at Parramatta, in former times, was a mart of women.

    The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)</p>

    John West

  • Your letter was brought to me at Parramatta by a sailor—an American, I think.

  • He was a native of the colony, having been born at Parramatta in 1797.

  • 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.


    Rudolf Chambers Lehmann

British Dictionary definitions for parramatta


  1. a variant spelling of paramatta



  1. a lightweight twill-weave fabric of wool formerly with silk or cotton, used for dresses, etc, now used esp for rubber-proofed garments

Word Origin

C19: named after Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, where it was originally produced
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