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habutai

[hah-buh-tahy] /ˈhɑ bəˌtaɪ/
noun
1.
a thin, soft, durable Japanese silk, used in the manufacture of garments.
Also, habutae.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Japanese habutae, equivalent to ha feathers (< fa < *pa) + -butae, combining form of futa-e (< futa-f(y)e < *puta pe) two layers
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