jaconet

[ jak-uh-net ]
/ ˈdʒæk əˌnɛt /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. jacobsen,
  2. jacobsen, jens peter,
  3. jacobsite,
  4. jacobson's organ,
  5. jacobus,
  6. jacopo della quercia,
  7. jacquard,
  8. jacquard card,
  9. jacquard loom,
  10. jacquard, joseph marie

Origin of jaconet

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

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jaconet

/ (ˈdʒækənɪt) /

noun

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C18: from Urdu jagannāthī, from Jagannāthpūrī, India, where it was originally made

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