ratine

ratiné

[rat-n-ey; French ra-tee-ney]
noun
a loosely woven fabric made with nubby or knotty yarns.
Also, ratine [rat-n-ey, ra-teen] .
Also called sponge cloth.


Origin:
1675–85; < French, past participle of ratiner to make a nap on cloth

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ratine, rateen, ratteen or ratiné (ræˈtiːn, ˈrætɪˌneɪ)
 
n
a coarse loosely woven cloth
 
[C17: from French, from ratine, of obscure origin]
 
rateen, rateen, ratteen or ratiné
 
n
 
[C17: from French, from ratine, of obscure origin]
 
ratteen, rateen, ratteen or ratiné
 
n
 
[C17: from French, from ratine, of obscure origin]
 
ratiné, rateen, ratteen or ratiné
 
n
 
[C17: from French, from ratine, of obscure origin]

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