[mar-uh-keyn, mar-uh-keyn]
  1. a crepe fabric made of silk, wool, or rayon, or a combination of these fibers, and distinguished by a strong rib effect, used in the manufacture of dresses and women's suits; a heavy Canton crepe.

Origin of marocain

1920–25; < French (crêpe) marocain Moroccan (crepe)
Also called crepe marocain.

crepe marocain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for crepe marocain


  1. a fabric of ribbed crepe
  2. a garment made from this fabric

Word Origin for marocain

C20: from French maroquin Moroccan
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