dupioni

douppioni

[doo-pee-oh-nee]
noun
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] , doupioni, dupion, dupioni.


Origin:
< Italian doppione; see dupion

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dupion

[doo-pee-ohn]
noun
1.
a cocoon formed jointly by two silkworms.
Also, dupioni [doo-pee-oh-nee] .


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

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dupion (ˈdjuːpɪən, djuˈpiːɒn)
 
n
a silk fabric made from the threads of double cocoons
 
[C19: from French doupion, from Italian doppione double]

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