- (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.
Origin of delaine
1830–40; < French (mousseline) de laine (muslin) of wool
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Examples from the Web for delaine
On these excursions Delaine generally accompanied her; and she bore it well.
"I have only done my duty," argued Delaine with himself as he returned to the hotel.
Delaine drew back, made a curt reply, and the two men parted.
"I am afraid what I have to say will be disagreeable to you," began Delaine, abruptly.
If it humiliated him to feel himself in Delaine's power, he must bear it.
- a sheer wool or wool and cotton fabric
C19: from French mousseline de laine muslin of wool
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