Definitions

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

  • n. A soft, lightweight, loosely woven cotton or worsted fabric.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A soft cotton or worsted fabric with an open mesh.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A light textile fabric, like a fine bunting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A textile fabric; a kind of bunting. See tamin.

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

  • n. a soft cotton or worsted fabric with an open mesh; used for curtains or clothing etc.

Etymologies

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

French, from Old French estamine, from Latin stāminea, from feminine of stāmineus, made of threads, from stāmen, thread; see stā- in Indo-European roots.

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  • (n): woolen bunting or canvas that is more or less transparent, worn over clothing of a contrasting color.

    January 7, 2009