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  1. a light, twilled woolen fabric used chiefly for linings.
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Origin of shalloon

1655–65; < French chalon, after Châlons-sur-Marne, where made
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  • Instead of shalloon for lining men's coats, sometimes use a glazed calico .

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    George Francis Dow

British Dictionary definitions for shalloon


  1. a light twill-weave woollen fabric used chiefly for coat linings, etc
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Word Origin

C17: from Old French chalon, from the name of Châlons-sur-Marne, France, where it originated
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