- a light, twilled dress fabric, having a silk or cotton warp and a woolen weft.
Origin of paramatta
First recorded in 1825–35; named after Parramatta, town in New South Wales
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The next day the Paramatta weighed anchor and proceeded down the river.
The Paramatta had already made more than one circuit of the compass.
The fine weather, which the Paramatta had experienced so far, speedily left her.
I ain't saying as I expect any such thing will happen, on board the Paramatta.
I have now several of the chiefs living with me at Paramatta.The Life and Labours of the Rev. Samuel Marsden
- a lightweight twill-weave fabric of wool formerly with silk or cotton, used for dresses, etc, now used esp for rubber-proofed garments
C19: named after Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, where it was originally produced
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