[ hah-buh-tahy ]
/ ˈhɑ bəˌtaɪ /
a thin, soft, durable Japanese silk, used in the manufacture of garments.
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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