[ mar-uh-keyn, mar-uh-keyn ]
/ ˈmær əˌkeɪn, ˌmær əˈkeɪn /
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.
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Also called crepe marocain.
Origin of marocain
1920–25; < French (crêpe) marocain Moroccan (crepe)
Words nearby marocain
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British Dictionary definitions for marocain
/ (ˈmærəˌkeɪn) /
a fabric of ribbed crepe
a garment made from this fabric
Word Origin for marocain
C20: from French maroquin Moroccan
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