chambray

[ sham-brey ]
/ ˈʃæm breɪ /

noun

a fine cloth of cotton, silk, or linen, commonly of plain weave with a colored warp and white weft.

Origin of chambray

1805–15, Americanism; variant of cambric
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chambray

/ (ˈʃæmbreɪ) /

noun

a smooth light fabric of cotton, linen, etc, with white weft and a coloured warp

Word Origin for chambray

C19: after Cambrai; see cambric
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