Origin of percale
Examples from the Web for percale
Historical Examples of percale
Myra smoothed her hair and put on a fresh afternoon percale.
Bloomers can also be made from gingham, percale, galatea, or other cotton cloth.Clothing and Health
Two dressing-gowns, one in percale, the other in striped silk, six roubles.Marie
Fold the percale through the center, with the woof, and baste the edges together.Handicraft for Girls
She wore a percale gown, ecru ground with bright figures, a rose-colored cravat and a bonnet laden with flowers.L'Assommoir
Word Origin for percale
1620s, name of a fabric imported from the East; in modern use, 1840, from French percale, perhaps ultimately from Persian pargalah "a rag."