habutai

or ha·bu·tae

[ hah-buh-tahy ]
/ ˈhɑ bəˌtaɪ /

noun

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

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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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