from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A crisp, smooth, plain-woven fabric with a slight sheen, made of various fibers, such as silk, rayon, or nylon, and used especially for women's garments.
- adj. Made of or resembling this fabric.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A crisp, smooth woven fabric made from silk or synthetic fibers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fine, smooth stuff of silk, having usually the wavy luster called watering. The term has also been applied to different kinds of silk goods, from the 16th century to modern times.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A silk or linen fabric: a name applied at different times to very different materials.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a crisp smooth lustrous fabric
Middle English, from Old French taffetas, from Old Italian taffetà, from Turkish tafta, from Persian tāftah, silk or linen cloth, from past participle of tāftan, to twist, spin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French taffetas, from Italian taffettà, from Persian تافته (tâfte). (Wiktionary)