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matelassé

or mat·e·las·se, mat·el·las·se

[maht-luh-sey; French matuh-lah-sey]
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noun
  1. an embossed, compound fabric woven on a dobby or Jacquard loom.
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Origin of matelassé

1880–85; < French, past participle of matelasser to quilt, derivative of matelas mattress
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  • Matelasse—A silk and wool or all wool brocade, usually for coats.

    Textiles and Clothing

    Kate Heintz Watson


British Dictionary definitions for matelasse

matelassé

adjective
  1. (in textiles) having a raised design, as quilting; embossed
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Word Origin

C19: from French matelasser to quilt, from matelas mattress
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