|1.||a. a hard-wearing fabric of cotton mixed with flax or wool with a slight nap|
|b. (as modifier): a fustian jacket|
|2.||pompous or pretentious talk or writing|
|[C12: from Old French fustaigne, from Medieval Latin fustāneum, from Latin fustis cudgel]|
fabric originally made by weaving two sets of cotton wefts, or fillings, on a linen warp, popular during the European Middle Ages. The word has come to denote a class of heavy cotton fabrics, some of which have pile surfaces, including moleskin, velveteen, and corduroy.
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