Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A lightweight cotton cloth resembling lawn used for clothing and bandages.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A thin, soft variety of muslin used for making dresses, neckcloths, etc., but heavier than linen cambric, originally made in India.
  • noun A cotton cloth having a glazed surface on one side, usually dyed.

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

  • noun A thin cotton fabric, between cambric and muslin, used for dresses, neckcloths, etc.

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

  • noun A type of cotton cloth, especially as dyed and waterproofed.

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

  • noun a lightweight cotton cloth with a smooth and slightly stiff finish; used for clothing and bandages

Etymologies

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

[From Urdu jagannāthī, after Jagannath , (Puri), a town of eastern India.]

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From Hindustani जगन्नाथ / جگنّاتھ (jagannāth), former name of Puri in India, where the material came from. Compare juggernaut.

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  • (n): 1. name of the town where cloth of the same name was made;

    2. a fine soft white cotton cloth originally made in India;

    3: a cotton cloth with one side glazed, usually dyed.

    Also jaconot

    January 11, 2009