- popish plot,
- poplar bluff,
- popliteal artery,
- popliteal entrapment syndrome,
- popliteal ligament,
- popliteal muscle
Origin of poplin
Examples from the Web for poplin
The weave is similar to that of ordinary rep or poplin, being a simple round-corded effect.Textiles|William H. Dooley
She put her hand on Lucy Ann's shoulder, to give her a little shake; but, feeling mother's poplin, she forbore.
Rob, foreseeing this question, had been engaged in a hasty mental estimate of the original cost of the poplin and the silk.The Little Grey House|Marion Ames Taggart
The same may be said of valencia and poplin de laine, either with Albanese stripes on a plain ground, or a large plaid pattern.
Perhaps it was the royalty of the poplin that enwrapped her; but Lucy Ann looked very capable of holding her own.
- a strong fabric, usually of cotton, in plain weave with fine ribbing, used for dresses, children's wear, etc
- (as modifier)a poplin shirt
Word Origin for poplin
type of corded fabric, 1710, from French papeline "cloth of fine silk and worsted" (1660s), probably from Provençal papalino, fem. of papalin "of or belonging to the pope," from Medieval Latin papalis "papal" (see papal). The reference is to Avignon, papal residence during the schism 1309-1408 (and regarded as a papal town until 1791), which also was a center of silk manufacture. Influenced in English by Poperinghe, town in Flanders where the fabric was made (but from 18c. the primary source was Ireland).