paramatta

or par·ra·mat·ta

[ par-uh-mat-uh ]
/ ˌpær əˈmæt ə /
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noun

a light, twilled dress fabric, having a silk or cotton warp and a woolen weft.

Nearby words

  1. paramagnetic,
  2. paramagnetism,
  3. paramaribo,
  4. paramastitis,
  5. paramatman,
  6. paramecium,
  7. paramedic,
  8. paramedical,
  9. paramenia,
  10. parament

Origin of paramatta

First recorded in 1825–35; named after Parramatta, town in New South Wales

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British Dictionary definitions for paramatta

paramatta

parramatta

/ (ˌpærəˈmætə) /

noun

a lightweight twill-weave fabric of wool formerly with silk or cotton, used for dresses, etc, now used esp for rubber-proofed garments

Word Origin for paramatta

C19: named after Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, where it was originally produced

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