Origin of Algerine
[al-jeer-ee-en or al-juh-reen]
- a brightly striped woolen fabric used for tents, awnings, curtains, etc.
Origin of algerienne
< French algérienne, feminine of algérien Algerian, from the fact that the fabric is made in Algeria
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Examples from the Web for algerine
A Frenchman, taken into slavery by an Algerine, was asked what he could do.
In the long list of Algerine viceroys, we meet with many a European.The Story of the Barbary Corsairs
That she was an Algerine pirate, and had been engaged in plundering the brig, we had no doubt.
Our larboard bow-chaser was fired, but the Algerine took no notice of it.
We have said that Algerine roofs are flat, but they are by no means regular.The Pirate City
- a soft striped woollen cloth
C19: from French, from algérien Algerian: because the cloth was originally made in Algeria
- of or relating to Algeria or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Algeria
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