cretonne

[ kri-ton, kree-ton ]
/ krɪˈtɒn, ˈkri tɒn /
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noun

a heavy cotton material in colorfully printed designs, used especially for drapery and slipcovers.

Nearby words

  1. cretic,
  2. cretin,
  3. cretinism,
  4. cretinize,
  5. cretinous,
  6. cretons,
  7. creusa,
  8. creuse,
  9. creusot, le,
  10. creutzfeldt-jakob disease

Origin of cretonne

1865–70; < French, after Creton, Norman village where it was produced

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British Dictionary definitions for cretonne

cretonne

/ (krɛˈtɒn, ˈkrɛtɒn) /

noun

  1. a heavy cotton or linen fabric with a printed design, used for furnishing
  2. (as modifier)cretonne chair covers

Word Origin for cretonne

C19: from French, from Creton Norman village where it originated

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Word Origin and History for cretonne

cretonne

n.

1870, from French cretonne (1723), supposedly from Creton, village in Normandy where it originally was made.

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