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bengaline

[ beng-guh-leen, beng-guh-leen ]
/ ˈbɛŋ gəˌlin, ˌbɛŋ gəˈlin /
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noun
a poplin-like fabric having a crosswise corded effect, woven with coarse yarn in the filling direction.
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Origin of bengaline

From French, dating back to 1880–85; see origin at Bengal, -ine2
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How to use bengaline in a sentence

  • Veronica was already clear of her dark blue bengaline frock and reaching for the silken comfort of the negligee.

  • The same weave is also found in all-silk goods, under the designation of all-silk bengaline.

    Textiles|William H. Dooley
  • She 's feelin' worse than ever over Lucy's decidin' to be married at home on account o' the blue bengaline.

British Dictionary definitions for bengaline

bengaline
/ (ˈbɛŋɡəˌliːn, ˌbɛŋɡəˈliːn) /

noun
a heavy corded fabric, esp silk with woollen or cotton cord

Word Origin for bengaline

C19: from French; see Bengal, -ine 1; first produced in Bengal
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