baize

[ beyz ]
/ beɪz /

noun

a soft, usually green, woolen or cotton fabric resembling felt, used chiefly for the tops of billiard tables.
an article of this fabric or of a fabric resembling it.

verb (used with object), baized, baiz·ing.

to line or cover with baize.

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Origin of baize

1570–80; earlier bayes<French baies (noun), Old French (estoffes fabrics) baies, feminine plural of bai (adj.) bay5
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British Dictionary definitions for baize

baize
/ (beɪz) /

noun

a woollen fabric resembling felt, usually green, used mainly for the tops of billiard tables

verb

(tr) to line or cover with such fabric

Word Origin for baize

C16: from Old French baies, plural of baie baize, from bai reddish brown, bay 5, perhaps the original colour of the fabric
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