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tarlatan

[tahr-luh-tn, -tuh n] /ˈtɑr lə tn, -tən/
noun
1.
a thin, plain-weave, open-mesh cotton fabric finished with stiffening agents and sometimes glazed.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < French tarlatane, dissimilated variant of tarnatane kind of cloth orig. imported from India < ?
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tarlatan

/ˈtɑːlətən/
noun
1.
an open-weave cotton fabric, used for stiffening garments
Word Origin
C18: from French tarlatane, variant of tarnatane type of muslin, perhaps of Indian origin
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