cambric

[ keym-brik ]
/ ˈkeɪm brɪk /

noun

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

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum

Origin of cambric

1520–30; earlier cameryk, after Kameryk, Dutch name of Cambrai
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for cambric

British Dictionary definitions for cambric

cambric
/ (ˈkeɪmbrɪk) /

noun

a fine white linen or cotton fabric

Word Origin for cambric

C16: from Flemish Kamerijk Cambrai
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012