cloqué

cloque

[kloh-key]
noun
1.
an embossed or quilted fabric. Compare matelassé.
adjective
2.
having a small, irregular pattern or figured motif woven into a fabric to give a puckered or quilted effect.
Also, cloqué, cloky.


Origin:
1945–50; < French: cloqué embossed, blistered, equivalent to dialectal French (Picard) cloque bell, blister (see cloak) + < Latin -ātus -ate1

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cloqué (ˈklɒkeɪ)
 
n
a.  a fabric with an embossed surface
 b.  (as modifier): a cloqué dress
 
[from French, literally: blistered]

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