[ hah-buh-tahy ]
/ ˈhɑ bəˌtaɪ /
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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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How to use habutai in a sentence
When the body has been washed, it is dressed in white, in silk habutai whenever the family can afford it.
The bed on which the Empress sleeps is made of heavy futons, or quilts, of white habutai wadded with silk wadding.