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silkaline

[sil-kuh-leen] /ˌsɪl kəˈlin/
noun
1.
a soft, thin cotton fabric with a smooth finish, for curtains, bedspreads, garment linings, etc.
Also, silkoline, silkolene.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism; silk + -aline, alteration of -oline, as in crinoline
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silkaline

/ˌsɪlkəˈliːn/
noun
1.
a fine smooth cotton fabric used for linings, etc
Word Origin
C20: from silk + -aline, from -oline as in crinoline
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