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monk's cloth

noun
  1. 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
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British Dictionary definitions for monk's cloth

monk's cloth

noun
  1. a heavy cotton fabric of basket weave, used mainly for bedspreads
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Word Origin

C19: so called because a similar material was used for making monks' habits
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