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

  • noun A sturdy fabric of wool, cotton, or wool and cotton, often with an embossed finish, used especially for upholstery.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fabric of wool, or very often of cotton and wool, similar to tammy, commonly watered, but sometimes plain. It is used for petticoats, bathing-dresses, etc., and the heavier qualities for curtains.

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

  • noun A thick woolen fabric, watered or with embossed figures; -- used in upholstery, for curtains, etc.

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

  • noun A thick woollen fabric, watered or with embossed figures, used in upholstery, for curtains, etc.

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

  • noun a heavy fabric of wool (or wool and cotton) used mostly in upholstery or for curtains

Etymologies

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

[Possibly from moiré.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Compare mohair.

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