batiste

[ buh-teest, ba- ]
/ bəˈtist, bæ- /

noun

a fine, often sheer fabric, constructed in either a plain or figured weave and made of any of various natural or synthetic fibers.

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Origin of batiste

1690–1700; <French; Middle French (toile de) ba(p)tiste, after Baptiste of Cambrai, said to have been first maker
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British Dictionary definitions for batiste

batiste
/ (bæˈtiːst) /

noun

a fine plain-weave cotton fabric: used esp for shirts and dresses

Word Origin for batiste

C17: from French, from Old French toile de baptiste, probably after Baptiste of Cambrai, 13th-century French weaver, its reputed inventor
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