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ratiné

[rat-n-ey; French ra-tee-ney] /ˌræt nˈeɪ; French ra tiˈneɪ/
noun
1.
a loosely woven fabric made with nubby or knotty yarns.
Also, ratine
[rat-n-ey, ra-teen] /ˌræt nˈeɪ, ræˈtin/ (Show IPA)
.
Also called sponge cloth.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < French, past participle of ratiner to make a nap on cloth
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ratine

/ræˈtiːn/
noun
1.
a coarse loosely woven cloth
Word Origin
C17: from French, from ratine, of obscure origin
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