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delaine

[duh-leyn]
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noun
  1. (initial capital letter) Delaine Merino.
  2. a high-quality wool of combing length often used in worsteds.
  3. a high-grade worsted dress goods formerly in use.
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Origin of delaine

1830–40; < French (mousseline) de laine (muslin) of wool
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Historical Examples

  • On these excursions Delaine generally accompanied her; and she bore it well.

    Lady Merton, Colonist

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • "I have only done my duty," argued Delaine with himself as he returned to the hotel.

    Lady Merton, Colonist

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • Delaine drew back, made a curt reply, and the two men parted.

    Lady Merton, Colonist

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • "I am afraid what I have to say will be disagreeable to you," began Delaine, abruptly.

    Lady Merton, Colonist

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • If it humiliated him to feel himself in Delaine's power, he must bear it.

    Lady Merton, Colonist

    Mrs. Humphry Ward


British Dictionary definitions for delaine

delaine

noun
  1. a sheer wool or wool and cotton fabric
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Word Origin

C19: from French mousseline de laine muslin of wool
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