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delaine

[duh-leyn]
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 of delaine

  • Delaine, knocking at his door in the morning, had found him flown.

    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

  • Delaine could see in the failing light that Anderson had grown pale.

    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

  • First of all there was the Englishman--Delaine--and the letter that must be written him.

    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 for delaine

C19: from French mousseline de laine muslin of wool
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