delaine

[ duh-leyn ]
/ dəˈleɪn /

noun

(initial capital letter) Delaine Merino.
a high-quality wool of combing length often used in worsteds.
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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British Dictionary definitions for delaine

delaine
/ (dəˈleɪn) /

noun

a sheer wool or wool and cotton fabric

Word Origin for delaine

C19: from French mousseline de laine muslin of wool
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