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poplin

[ pop-lin ]
/ ˈpɒp lɪn /
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noun

a finely corded fabric of cotton, rayon, silk, or wool, for dresses, draperies, etc.

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Origin of poplin

1700–10; <French popeline, earlier papeline<Italian papalina, feminine of papalino papal; so called from being made at the papal city of Avignon. See papal, -ine1
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poplin
/ (ˈpɒplɪn) /

noun

  1. a strong fabric, usually of cotton, in plain weave with fine ribbing, used for dresses, children's wear, etc
  2. (as modifier)a poplin shirt

Word Origin for poplin

C18: from French papeline, perhaps from Poperinge, a centre of textile manufacture in Flanders
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