Definitions

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

  • n. A fine, lightweight silk and wool or cotton and wool dress fabric.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A light fabric of cotton and worsted, resembling bombazine or merino

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A light fabric of cotton and worsted, resembling bombazine or merino.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A light dress-fabric, the weft of which is combed merino wool and the warp cotton: said to have been made originally with wool brought from Paramatta in Australia. Also called paramat.

Etymologies

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

After Parramatta .

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

So named from Paramatta, in Australia.

Examples

  • She was "sensational;" and her custom of going over all the circumstances of my mother's death and funeral (down to the price of the black paramatta of which her own dress was composed) with her friends, when she took me out walking, had not tended to make me happier or more cheerful.

    A Flat Iron for a Farthing or Some Passages in the Life of an only Son

  • Teams from the north traditionally have stronger forwards due to the way they play the game for various reasons! also Union forwards are built to accutally push in srums unlike your paramatta eels. varying refs interiptations of the srum laws dont help either Ireland played very well. and with like of sean o'brien in there side I am not surprised they gave the wallabies what for!

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Hope they also look at the contact with the referee by Luke Burt paramatta.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

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