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batik

or battik

[buh-teek, bat-ik] /bəˈtik, ˈbæt ɪk/
noun
1.
a technique of hand-dyeing fabrics by using wax as a dye repellent to cover parts of a design, dyeing the uncovered fabric with a color or colors, and dissolving the wax in boiling water.
2.
the fabric so decorated.
verb (used with object)
3.
to hand-dye (material) using the technique of batik.
Origin of batik
1875-1880
1875-80; < Javanese baṭik
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  • May sat down on the couch among the batik pillows and made a place for him beside her.

    Narcissus Evelyn Scott
British Dictionary definitions for batik

batik

/ˈbætɪk/
noun
1.
  1. a process of printing fabric in which parts not to be dyed are covered by wax
  2. fabric printed in this way
  3. (as modifier): a batik shirt
Word Origin
C19: via Malay from Javanese: painted
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Word Origin and History for batik
n.

1880, from Dutch, from Malay mbatik, said to be from amba "to write" + titik "dot, point."

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