an embossed or quilted fabric.Compare matelassé.
having a small, irregular pattern or figured motif woven into a fabric to give a puckered or quilted effect.
Also clo·qué, cloky.
Origin of cloque
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- a fabric with an embossed surface
- (as modifier)a cloqué dress
Word Origin for cloqué
from French, literally: blistered
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