habutai

or ha·bu·tae

[ hah-buh-tahy ]
/ ˈhɑ bəˌtaɪ /

noun

a thin, soft, durable Japanese silk, used in the manufacture of garments.

Nearby words

  1. habitué,
  2. haboob,
  3. habor,
  4. habsburg,
  5. habu,
  6. hac,
  7. hacendado,
  8. hachinohe,
  9. hachioji,
  10. hachoo

Origin of habutai

1890–95; < Japanese habutae, equivalent to ha feathers (< fa < *pa) + -butae, combining form of futa-e (< futa-f(y)e < *puta pe) two layers

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