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dupion

[doo-pee-ohn] /ˈdu piˌoʊn/
noun
1.
a cocoon formed jointly by two silkworms.
2.
Also, dupioni
[doo-pee-oh-nee] /ˌdu piˈoʊ ni/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; alteration of French doupion < Italian doppione, equivalent to doppi(e) double + -one augmentative suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for dupion

dupion

/ˈdjuːpɪən; djuˈpiːɒn/
noun
1.
a silk fabric made from the threads of double cocoons
Word Origin
C19: from French doupion, from Italian doppione double
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