challis

or chal·lie, chal·ly

[ shal-ee ]
/ ˈʃæl i /

noun

a soft fabric of plain weave in wool, cotton, rayon, or other staple fiber, either in a solid color or, more often, a small print.

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Origin of challis

First recorded in 1840–50; perhaps after Challis, a surname
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challis

challie (ˈʃælɪ)

/ (ˈʃælɪ, -lɪs) /

noun

a lightweight plain-weave fabric of wool, cotton, etc, usually with a printed design

Word Origin for challis

C19: probably from a surname
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