- a fine, often sheer fabric, constructed in either a plain or figured weave and made of any of various natural or synthetic fibers.
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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Examples from the Web for batiste
Batiste does not believe that entertainment is at odds with musical proficiency.
Batiste is from New Orleans, and his heritage informs both his music and his performance style.
On this night, because of the setup on the small stage, Batiste also played with his back to the crowd.
Batiste deeply admires Armstrong the entertainer, but knows it took more than a winning smile for his music endure.
Batiste is on a national tour, on his own "cause of happiness."
Those were the days, according to tio Batiste, the real days, for sailormen.Mayflower (Flor de mayo)
Vicente Blasco Ibez
The abundance had also brought happiness to the farm-house of Batiste.
Batiste groaned painfully, unable to move and cast off the heavy mass.
On hearing her sobs, Batiste and his wife raised their heads in astonishment.
Even Batiste, urged by the others of the group, had to drink.
- a fine plain-weave cotton fabric: used esp for shirts and dresses
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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