Definitions

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

Etymologies

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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