[ doo-pee-oh-nee ]
/ ˌdu piˈoʊ ni /
an irregular silk thread reeled from two or more entangled cocoons and producing a coarse yarn generally used in fabrics such as shantung or pongee.
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Also dou·pi·on [doo-pee-ohn] /ˌdu piˈoʊn/, dou·pi·o·ni, dupion, dupioni.
Origin of douppioni
< Italian doppione; see dupion
Words nearby douppioni
Definition for dupioni (2 of 2)
[ doo-pee-ohn ]
/ ˈdu piˌoʊn /
a cocoon formed jointly by two silkworms.
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 dupioni
/ (ˈdjuːpɪən, djuˈpiːɒn) /
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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