delaine

delaine

[duh-leyn]
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:
1830–40; < French (mousseline) de laine (muslin) of wool

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delaine (dəˈleɪn)
 
n
a sheer wool or wool and cotton fabric
 
[C19: from French mousseline de laine muslin of wool]

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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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