Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A double cocoon formed by two silkworms spinning together.
  • noun The coarse silk furnished by such double cocoons.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A double cocoon, made by two silkworms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A double cocoon, made by two silkworms.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

French doupion, Italian doppione, from doppio double, Latin duplus. See double, and compare doubloon.

Examples

  • This silk dupion bolero with vintage bow is perfect for throwing over a simple dress or pant.

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  • Don't hide your feminine form-accentuate it in classy style with the Gracie dress made from a jet black organic silk dupion, lined in organic cotton voile and trimmed with vintage fabric detailing.

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  • The collection includes a high quality wool black tuxedo with matching trousers, white cotton dress shirts with a choice of a plain or pleated front, polyester dupion waistcoats and ties in a variety of styles and colours.

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  • I like the slubbed silk idea, but I've read somewhere that if you use dupion or shantung with the "lines" sorry, can't remember the proper word running vertically, the seams tend to unravel.

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  • Fabric: Jersey, dupion, georgette and fine velvets embraced techniques ranging from distressed foils, digital printing, appliqué, laser cutting.

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  • Fabric: Jersey, dupion, georgette and fine velvets embraced techniques ranging from distressed foils, digital printing, appliqué, laser cutting.

    The Times of India

  • The "Lauren" dress, a V-neck silk dupion dress with sequinned tulle lace overlay retails for a cool $999.

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  • Made of dupion fabric, her skirts are fitted and just above-the-knee.

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