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algerienne

[ al-jeer-ee-en ]
/ ælˌdʒɪər iˈɛn /
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noun

a brightly striped woolen fabric used for tents, awnings, curtains, etc.

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Also al·ge·rine [al-juh-reen] /æl dʒəˈrin/ .

Origin of algerienne

<French algérienne, feminine of algérienAlgerian, from the fact that the fabric is made in Algeria
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  • The newcomer was Heloise Brisetout, with a splendid algerienne, such as scarves used to be called, about her shoulders.

    Cousin Pons|Honore de Balzac
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