marocain

[ mar-uh-keyn, mar-uh-keyn ]
/ ˈmær əˌkeɪn, ˌmær əˈkeɪn /

noun

a crepe fabric made of silk, wool, or rayon, or a combination of these fibers, and distinguished by a strong rib effect, used in the manufacture of dresses and women's suits; a heavy Canton crepe.

Nearby words

  1. marmoreally,
  2. marmoset,
  3. marmot,
  4. marne,
  5. maroc,
  6. maroni,
  7. maronite,
  8. maronites,
  9. maroon,
  10. maroon peak

Origin of marocain

1920–25; < French (crêpe) marocain Moroccan (crepe)

Also called crepe marocain.

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British Dictionary definitions for marocain

marocain

/ (ˈmærəˌkeɪn) /

noun

a fabric of ribbed crepe
a garment made from this fabric

Word Origin for marocain

C20: from French maroquin Moroccan

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