[ et-uh-meen ]
/ ˈɛt əˌmin /


a lightweight cotton or worsted fabric constructed in plain weave and loosely woven.

Origin of etamine

From French, dating back to 1750–60; see origin at estamin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for etamine

  • The principal characteristic of an etamine is a crisp, glossy, and open structure.

    Textiles|William H. Dooley
  • Similar to etamine, with a very close mesh, made first of silk and wool.

    Textiles|William H. Dooley
  • Etamine—A light woolen cloth similar to batiste and nun's cloth, used for women's and children's wear.

    Textiles and Clothing|Kate Heintz Watson

British Dictionary definitions for etamine


etamin (ˈɛtəmɪn)

/ (ˈɛtəˌmiːn) /


a cotton or worsted fabric of loose weave, used for clothing, curtains, etc

Word Origin for etamine

C18: from French, from Latin stāminea, from stāmineus made of threads, from stamen thread, warp
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