toile

[ twahl ]
/ twɑl /

noun

any of various transparent linens and cottons.

Origin of toile

1555–65; < French: linen cloth, canvas. See toil2
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toile

/ (twɑːl) /

noun

a transparent linen or cotton fabric
a garment of exclusive design made up in cheap cloth so that alterations and experiments can be made

Word Origin for toile

C19: from French, from Latin tēla a loom
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