batiste

[ buh-teest, ba- ]
/ bəˈtist, bæ- /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. batik,
  2. bating,
  3. batinism,
  4. batista,
  5. batista y zaldívar, fulgencio,
  6. batley,
  7. batlle y ordóñez,
  8. batlle y ordóñez, josé,
  9. batman,
  10. batna

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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