Matelass'e
Matelass'e Mate`las`s['e]" (m[.a]`l[.a]`s[asl]"), a. [F., p.p. of matelasser to cushion, to cover as with a mattress, fr. matelas mattress. See {Mattress}.] Ornamented by means of an imitation or suggestion of quilting, the surface being marked by depressed lines which form squares or lozenges in relief; as, matelass['e] silks. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Matelass'e — Mate las s[ e] , n. A quilted ornamented dress fabric of silk or silk and wool. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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