[ bar-uh-thee-uh ]
/ ˌbær əˈθi ə /
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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
/ (ˌbærəˈθɪə) /
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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