batiste

[ buh-teest, ba- ]

noun
  1. 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

1
1690–1700; <French; Middle French (toile de) ba(p)tiste, after Baptiste of Cambrai, said to have been first maker

Words Nearby batiste

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How to use batiste in a sentence

  • The material was soft silky batiste of the quality Phœbe liked.

    Patchwork | Anna Balmer Myers
  • batiste is of French origin, and is a light, transparent cloth, made from a fine quality of combed cotton yarn.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley
  • Long cloth to some extent resembles batiste, fine muslins, India linen, and cambric.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley
  • Her short sleeves, richly trimmed with batiste, are fastened by intertwining gold cords.

  • Etamine—A light woolen cloth similar to batiste and nun's cloth, used for women's and children's wear.

    Textiles and Clothing | Kate Heintz Watson

British Dictionary definitions for batiste

batiste

/ (bæˈtiːst) /


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

Origin of batiste

1
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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