[ jak-uh-net ]
/ ˈdʒæk əˌnɛt /


a cotton fabric of light weight, usually finished as cambric, lawn, organdy, voile, etc., used in the manufacture of clothing and bandages.
a cotton fabric with one glazed surface, used as a lining for the spines of books.

Origin of jaconet

1760–70; < Urdu jagannāthī, named after Jagannāthpūrī in Odisha, India, where the cloth was first made
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/ (ˈdʒækənɪt) /


a light cotton fabric used for clothing, bandages, etc

Word Origin for jaconet

C18: from Urdu jagannāthī, from Jagannāthpūrī, India, where it was originally made
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