tarlatan

tarlatan

[tahr-luh-tn, -tuhn]
noun
a thin, plain-weave, open-mesh cotton fabric finished with stiffening agents and sometimes glazed.

Origin:
1720–30; < French tarlatane, dissimilated variant of tarnatane kind of cloth orig. imported from India < ?

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tarlatan (ˈtɑːlətən)
 
n
an open-weave cotton fabric, used for stiffening garments
 
[C18: from French tarlatane, variant of tarnatane type of muslin, perhaps of Indian origin]

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