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bengaline

[beng-guh-leen, beng-guh-leen] /ˈbɛŋ gəˌlin, ˌbɛŋ gəˈlin/
noun
1.
a poplin-like fabric having a crosswise corded effect, woven with coarse yarn in the filling direction.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < French; see Bengal, -ine2
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  • Borne of these are trimmed with bengaline, the color of the darkest shade in the flowers.
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bengaline

/ˈbɛŋɡəˌliːn; ˌbɛŋɡəˈliːn/
noun
1.
a heavy corded fabric, esp silk with woollen or cotton cord
Word Origin
C19: from French; see Bengal, -ine1; first produced in Bengal
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