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bombasine

[bom-buh-zeen, -seen; bom-buh-zeen, -seen] /ˌbɒm bəˈzin, -ˈsin; ˈbɒm bəˌzin, -ˌsin/
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bombazine

/ˌbɒmbəˈziːn; ˈbɒmbəˌziːn/
noun
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a twilled fabric, esp one with a silk warp and worsted weft, formerly worn dyed black for mourning
Word Origin
C16: from Old French bombasin, from Latin bombӯcinus silken, from bombyx silkworm, silk; see bombacaceous
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