monk's cloth

a heavy cotton fabric in a basket weave, used for curtains, bedspreads, etc.

1840–50 Unabridged
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monk's cloth
a heavy cotton fabric of basket weave, used mainly for bedspreads
[C19: so called because a similar material was used for making monks' habits]

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