from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sheer, crisp cotton fabric with raised woven stripes or checks, used chiefly for curtains and dresses.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cotton fabric employed for hangings and furniture coverings, and formerly used for women's under-garments. It is of many patterns, both plain and twilled, and occasionally is printed in colors.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. pl. dimities (-tiz).
- n. A stout cotton fabric ornamented in the loom with raised stripes or fancy figures, and usually employed undyed for bed and bedroom furniture. Patterns are sometimes printed upon it in colors.
- n. A thin cotton fabric, either white or colored, resembling muslin, distinguished by raised threads or cords which run lengthwise of the cloth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern; used for bedcovers and curtains
Middle English demyt, from Medieval Latin dimitum, from Greek dimiton, from neuter of dimitos, double-threaded : di-, two; see di-1 + mitos, thread.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin dimitum, from Byzantine Greek δίμιτον (dimiton), from Ancient Greek δίμιτος (dimitos, "of double thread"). (Wiktionary)