dupion

[ doo-pee-ohn ]
/ ˈdu piˌoʊn /

noun

a cocoon formed jointly by two silkworms.

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Also du·pi·o·ni [doo-pee-oh-nee]. /ˌdu piˈoʊ ni/.

Origin of dupion

1820–30; alteration of French doupion<Italian doppione, equivalent to doppi(e) double + -one augmentative suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for dupion

dupion
/ (ˈdjuːpɪən, djuˈpiːɒn) /

noun

a silk fabric made from the threads of double cocoons

Word Origin for dupion

C19: from French doupion, from Italian doppione double
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