(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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How to use delaine in a sentence
She bought herself three new dresses; a neat gingham for morning wear, a delaine for afternoons, and something nicer for best.Choice Readings for the Home Circle | Anonymous
The bride, who was a beautiful girl, wore a delaine dress of light and dark blue with a large white lace fichu.Old Rail Fence Corners | Various
They also very much admired my mother's delaine dress which was of triangles in blue, red, black and white.Old Rail Fence Corners | Various
All wool challis does not differ essentially from the old-fashioned muslin delaine.Textiles | William H. Dooley
In fact she was more than ever pleased with her new gray delaine dress with its long full skirt.Susan B. Anthony | Alma Lutz
British Dictionary definitions for delaine
a sheer wool or wool and cotton fabric
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