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bengaline

[ beng-guh-leen, beng-guh-leen ]

noun

  1. a poplin-like fabric having a crosswise corded effect, woven with coarse yarn in the filling direction.


bengaline

/ ˈbɛŋɡəˌliːn; ˌbɛŋɡəˈliːn /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bengaline1

From French, dating back to 1880–85; Bengal, -ine 2

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bengaline1

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

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Example Sentences

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.

She 's feelin' worse than ever over Lucy's decidin' to be married at home on account o' the blue bengaline.

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