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silkaline

or silk·o·line, silk·o·lene

[sil-kuh-leen]
noun
  1. a soft, thin cotton fabric with a smooth finish, for curtains, bedspreads, garment linings, etc.
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Origin of silkaline

1895–1900, Americanism; silk + -aline, alteration of -oline, as in crinoline
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British Dictionary definitions for silkaline

silkaline

silkalene

noun
  1. a fine smooth cotton fabric used for linings, etc
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Word Origin

C20: from silk + -aline, from -oline as in crinoline
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