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

  • n. A fine lightweight fabric woven with white threads across a colored warp.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A soft fabric woven with a white weft and coloured warp.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A gingham woven in plain colors with linen finish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of gingham in plain colors with linen finish, used for women's gowns.

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

  • n. a lightweight fabric woven with white threads across a colored warp

Etymologies

Alteration of French cambrai, cambric, after Cambrai, a city of northern France.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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