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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A plain, warp-knitted cloth of any of various yarns.
  • n. A soft ribbed cloth of wool or a wool blend, usually used for dresses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A soft, knit fabric.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fabric of woolen, silk, or cotton knitted, or women to resemble knitted work.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fabric made of yarn or woolen thread, knitted by hand; also, a similar material made by machines in which the hand-knitting is imitated. Compare jersey.
  • n. A cloth used for women's garments.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a knitted fabric or one resembling knitting

Etymologies

French, from tricoter, to knit, from Old French, to beat, run, from tricote, short thick stick, diminutive of estrique, trique, stick for leveling measures of grain, from estriquier, to strike off, of Germanic origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the French verb tricoter, "to knit" (Wiktionary)

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