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monk's cloth

noun
1.
a heavy cotton fabric in a basket weave, used for curtains, bedspreads, etc.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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monk's cloth

noun
1.
a heavy cotton fabric of basket weave, used mainly for bedspreads
Word Origin
C19: so called because a similar material was used for making monks' habits
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