from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A sturdy, textured, usually cotton fabric having a puckered or quilted appearance, often used in bedding and upholstery.
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- noun A heavy
fabric, composed of two layers of cloth, used to form a quilted surface
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French, from past participle of matelasser, to pad, quilt, from matelas, mattress, cushion, from Old French materas; see mattress.]
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