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delaine

[duh-leyn] /dəˈleɪn/
noun
1.
(initial capital letter) Delaine Merino.
2.
a high-quality wool of combing length often used in worsteds.
3.
a high-grade worsted dress goods formerly in use.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < French (mousseline) de laine (muslin) of wool
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British Dictionary definitions for delaine

delaine

/dəˈleɪn/
noun
1.
a sheer wool or wool and cotton fabric
Word Origin
C19: from French mousseline de laine muslin of wool
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Encyclopedia Article for delaine

any high-grade woolen or worsted fabric made of fine combing wool. Delaine was originally a high-quality women's wear dress material.

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