a heavy cotton fabric in a basket weave, used for curtains, bedspreads, etc.
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Origin of monk's cloth
First recorded in 1840–50
Words nearby monk's cloth
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British Dictionary definitions for monk's cloth
a heavy cotton fabric of basket weave, used mainly for bedspreads
Word Origin for monk's cloth
C19: so called because a similar material was used for making monks' habits
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