matellasse

matelassé

[maht-luh-sey; French matuh-lah-sey]
noun
an embossed, compound fabric woven on a dobby or Jacquard loom.
Also, matelasse, matellasse.


Origin:
1880–85; < French, past participle of matelasser to quilt, derivative of matelas mattress

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matelassé (mætˈlæseɪ)
 
adj
(in textiles) having a raised design, as quilting; embossed
 
[C19: from French matelasser to quilt, from matelasmattress]

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