from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lightweight cotton cloth resembling lawn used for clothing and bandages.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of cotton cloth, especially as dyed and waterproofed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A thin cotton fabric, between cambric and muslin, used for dresses, neckcloths, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thin, soft variety of muslin used for making dresses, neckcloths, etc., but heavier than linen cambric, originally made in India.
- n. A cotton cloth having a glazed surface on one side, usually dyed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a lightweight cotton cloth with a smooth and slightly stiff finish; used for clothing and bandages
From Urdu jagannāthī, after Jagannath (Puri), a town of eastern India.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindustani जगन्नाथ / جگنّاتھ (jagannāth), former name of Puri in India, where the material came from. Compare juggernaut. (Wiktionary)