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tricot

[ tree-koh ]
/ ˈtri koʊ /
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noun

a warp-knit fabric of various natural or synthetic fibers, as wool, silk, or nylon, having fine vertical ribs on the face and horizontal ribs on the back, used especially for making garments.
a kind of worsted cloth.

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Origin of tricot

1870–75; <French: knitting, knitted fabric, sweater, derivative of tricoter to knit ≪ Germanic; akin to German stricken to knit
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British Dictionary definitions for tricot

tricot
/ (ˈtrɪkəʊ, ˈtriː-) /

noun

a thin rayon or nylon fabric knitted or resembling knitting, used for dresses, etc
a type of ribbed dress fabric

Word Origin for tricot

C19: from French, from tricoter to knit, of unknown origin
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