paramatta

paramatta

[par-uh-mat-uh]
noun
a light, twilled dress fabric, having a silk or cotton warp and a woolen weft.
Also, parramatta.


Origin:
1825–35; named after Parramatta, town in New South Wales

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paramatta or parramatta (ˌpærəˈmætə)
 
n
a lightweight twill-weave fabric of wool formerly with silk or cotton, used for dresses, etc, now used esp for rubber-proofed garments
 
[C19: named after Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, where it was originally produced]
 
parramatta or parramatta
 
n
 
[C19: named after Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, where it was originally produced]

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