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batiste

[buh-teest, ba-] /bəˈtist, bæ-/
noun
1.
a fine, often sheer fabric, constructed in either a plain or figured weave and made of any of various natural or synthetic fibers.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < French; Middle French (toile de) ba(p)tiste, after Baptiste of Cambrai, said to have been first maker
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batiste

/bæˈtiːst/
noun
1.
a fine plain-weave cotton fabric: used esp for shirts and dresses
Word Origin
C17: from French, from Old French toile de baptiste, probably after Baptiste of Cambrai, 13th-century French weaver, its reputed inventor
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