[ pur-kuh-leen ]
/ ˌpɜr kəˈlin /
a fine, lightweight cotton fabric, usually finished with a gloss and dyed in one color, used especially for linings.
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British Dictionary definitions for percaline
/ (ˈpɜːkəˌliːn, -lɪn) /
a fine light cotton fabric, used esp for linings
Word Origin for percaline
C19: from French; see percale
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