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foulard

[foo-lahrd, fuh-] /fuˈlɑrd, fə-/
noun
1.
a soft, lightweight silk, rayon, or cotton of plain or twill weave with printed design, for neckties, scarves, trimmings, etc.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < French, of uncertain origin
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  • Beard's gown was of blue and white foulard, trimmed with white lace and chiffon.
  • Besides the polka dots, there is a large variety of foulard patterns.
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foulard

/fuːˈlɑːd; ˈfuːlɑː/
noun
1.
a soft light fabric of plain-weave or twill-weave silk or rayon, usually with a printed design
2.
something made of this fabric, esp a scarf or handkerchief
Word Origin
C19: from French, of unknown origin
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Encyclopedia Article for foulard

light silk fabric having a distinctive soft finish and a plain or simple twill weave. It is said to come originally from the Far East. In French the word foulard signifies a silk handkerchief

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