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a soft fabric of plain weave in wool, cotton, rayon, or other staple fiber, either in a solid color or, more often, a small print.
a lightweight plain-weave fabric of wool, cotton, etc, usually with a printed design

type of fabric for ladies’ dresses, 1849, of unknown origin, perhaps from the surname.


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