delaine

[ duh-leyn ]
/ dəˈleɪn /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. delabialize,
  2. delacrimation,
  3. delacroix,
  4. delacroix, eugène,
  5. delagoa bay,
  6. delaine merino,
  7. delamater,
  8. delaminate,
  9. delamination,
  10. deland

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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