toile

[twahl]
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Origin of toile

1555–65; < French: linen cloth, canvas. See toil2
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British Dictionary definitions for toile

toile

noun
  1. a transparent linen or cotton fabric
  2. 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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Word Origin and History for toile
n.

c.1400, "type of heavy, coarse cloth," from Old French toile "linen cloth, canvas" (see toil (n.2)). As a type of dress material, from 1794.

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