from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Ornamented by means of an imitation or suggestion of quilting, the surface being marked by depressed lines which form squares or lozenges in relief.
  • n. A quilted ornamented dress fabric of silk or silk and wool.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a raised pattern the surface of which looks as if quilted: said of fine textiles, especially silk.
  • n. A kind of French dress-goods of silk and wool. See I.


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