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cloque

[kloh-key] /kloʊˈkeɪ/
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
1945-1950
1945-50; < French: cloqué embossed, blistered, equivalent to dialectal French (Picard) cloque bell, blister (see cloak) + < Latin -ātus -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for cloque

cloqué

/ˈklɒkeɪ/
noun
1.
  1. a fabric with an embossed surface
  2. (as modifier): a cloqué dress
Word Origin
from French, literally: blistered
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