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douppioni

[doo-pee-oh-nee] /ˌdu piˈoʊ ni/
noun
1.
an irregular silk thread reeled from two or more entangled cocoons and producing a coarse yarn generally used in fabrics such as shantung or pongee.
Also, doupion
[doo-pee-ohn] /ˌdu piˈoʊn/ (Show IPA),
doupioni, dupion, dupioni.
Origin
< Italian doppione; see dupion

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
1820-30; alteration of French doupion < Italian doppione, equivalent to doppi(e) double + -one augmentative suffix
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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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