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