- a heavy, coarse fabric made of cotton or mixed fibers and often resembling wool, used in the manufacture of work clothes.
Origin of cottonade
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Examples from the Web for cottonade
He, too, was clad in cottonade and linen—though that was not the reason for my declining his offer.
Cottonade—Stout cotton cloth in imitation of woolen or worsted; used for men's trousers.Textiles and Clothing
Kate Heintz Watson
With these were some half-dozen Creole-Frenchmen of the poorer class of proprietaires, weavers of cottonade, or small planters.
Here you've got to have a three-ply, doubled and twisted introduction before you can smile even at cottonade.The Jucklins
Cottonade pantaloons, stuffed into a pair of dirty boots, and a vareuse of the same stuff made up his dress.Strange True Stories of Louisiana
George Washington Cable
- a coarse fabric of cotton or mixed fibres, used for work clothes, etc
C19: from French cotonnade, from coton cotton + -ade