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etamine

[ et-uh-meen ]
/ ˈɛt əˌmin /
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noun

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

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Origin of etamine

From French, dating back to 1750–60; see origin at estamin
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How to use etamine in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for etamine

etamine

etamin (ˈɛtəmɪn)

/ (ˈɛtəˌmiːn) /

noun

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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