foulard

[foo-lahrd, fuh-]
noun
a soft, lightweight silk, rayon, or cotton of plain or twill weave with printed design, for neckties, scarves, trimmings, etc.

Origin:
1820–30; < French, of uncertain origin

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foulard (fuːˈlɑːd, ˈfuːlɑː)
 
n
1.  a soft light fabric of plain-weave or twill-weave silk or rayon, usually with a printed design
2.  something made of this fabric, esp a scarf or handkerchief
 
[C19: from French, of unknown origin]

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foulard

light silk fabric having a distinctive soft finish and a plain or simple twill weave. It is said to come originally from the Far East. In French the word foulard signifies a silk handkerchief

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Example sentences
Beard's gown was of blue and white foulard, trimmed with white lace and chiffon.
Besides the polka dots, there is a large variety of foulard patterns.
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