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barathea

[ bar-uh-thee-uh ]
/ ˌbær əˈθi ə /
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noun

a closely woven fabric of silk, rayon, cotton, or wool, having a pebbled surface.

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Origin of barathea

First recorded in 1860–65; origin obscure
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British Dictionary definitions for barathea

barathea
/ (ˌbærəˈθɪə) /

noun

a fabric made of silk and wool or cotton and rayon, used esp for coats

Word Origin for barathea

C19: of unknown origin
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