cretonne

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

noun

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

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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