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cambric

[ keym-brik ]
/ ˈkeɪm brɪk /
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noun

a thin, plain cotton or linen fabric of fine close weave, usually white.

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Origin of cambric

1520–30; earlier cameryk, after Kameryk,Dutch name of Cambrai
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British Dictionary definitions for cambric

cambric
/ (ˈkeɪmbrɪk) /

noun

a fine white linen or cotton fabric

Word Origin for cambric

C16: from Flemish Kamerijk Cambrai
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